2021 Fall GAPNA Newsletter Volume 40 Number 3

Measuring Safety in Older Adult Care Homes

Care home settings, such as nursing homes or residential care homes, present unique challenges to patient safety.

A systematic review identified several gaps in the available safety measures used for quality monitoring and improvement in older adult care homes, including patient experience (e.g., quality of life or other resident-reported indicators of safety), psychological harm related to the care home environment, abusive or neglectful practices, and absence of processes for integrated learning. For details, see Rand, S. et al. (2021).

Measuring safety in older adult care homes: A scoping review of the international literature. BMJ Open, 11(3), e043206. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043206