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Senior Woman Driving

A Fatal Crash Kills a Local Senior and Seriously Injuries a Young Family of Four…

Author – Cyndi Siders, RN, MSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM, CPPS
Executive Consultant

July 12, 2016
Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers

Mrs. Jones is 85 years young and enjoys the benefits of her assisted living apartment-style home. She has a history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes mellitus, macular degeneration, and osteoarthritis. Care providers notice that she is having increasing difficulty walking while using her cane and having challenges reading, with her glasses, while attending activities such as BINGO.1 She still drives to a local church for services and she enjoys shopping at the mall. Is Mrs. Jones a safe driver? Is your facility prepared to have a conversation on driving alternatives and driving retirement?

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Shooter

A Gunshot is Heard….

Author – Cyndi Siders, RN, MSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM, CPPS
Executive Consultant

May 24, 2016
Preparing for an Active Shooter
A Gunshot is Heard in a resident’s room, the dining area or the front entrance. Are your staff trained to respond? Will their actions include recognition and response to save lives, providing first-aid and triage in a safe and secure area, notifying key emergency response providers, and providing clear and actionable directions to residents, families and staff before emergency personnel arrive? 1Many active shooting incidents end before law enforcement officers are on the scene.2

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