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Personal Safety Considerations (Program and Practice: LTCOP Advocacy in Assisted Living Facilities)

February 6th, 2017

This tip sheet is part of the LTCOP Advocacy in Assisted Living Compendium and provides personal safety considerations for Ombudsman program representatives during visits. Although most long-term care facilities are safe there may be circumstances where the Ombudsman program needs to take precautions when visiting (e.g., visits to facilities or areas that the Ombudsman program representative is not familiar with, facilities with limited regulatory oversight). This resource was created to assist Ombudsman programs in discussing personal safety and minimizing risk when visiting these types of settings. 

View the tip sheet here.