Focus On . . . Violence by Nonresidents

October 18, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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When violence erupts in a long-term, short-stay, or home care setting, the consequences are many and unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished resident, staff, and community trust in the organization are a few possible consequences. The following tools are intended to help aging services organizations prevent, prepare for, and respond to violence by visitors, employees, or trespassers. For more information, see the guidance article Violence in Continuing Care Facilities.

This web page contains resources from Continuing Care Risk Management and other sources with information on violence by nonresidents.

To determine a continuing care facility’s risk of violence and develop prevention strategies, facilities should conduct...

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