3 Key Factors for Facility Safety

In a care facility, the health and safety of residents, staff, and guests are always top of mind for leaders. While it may sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with the ever-changing requirements, a few key factors will help keep safety at the forefront. 

1. Policies

The foundation of a successful safety and quality assurance plan begins with establishing proper guidelines that follow local, state, and federal requirements. With regulations often being updated or changed, having a solid plan to work from will aid in your ability to give the best resident and patient experiences at your facility. 

2. Procedures

We have all heard the adage, ‘practice makes perfect,’ and it’s most accurate when speaking about safety. After establishing the proper safety and quality assurance policies, following them accurately is foremost essential. Deep understanding, combined with ongoing and practical training, will keep staff engaged and knowledgeable on the subject, with leaders feeling confident in their ability to operate their facility successfully. 

3. People

Safety policies and procedures are nothing without the right team to execute them effectively. Continuous training is vital for current staff, but what about when you need to hire new employees? Recruiting the best talent and a rigorous screening process will ensure you have candidates that can quickly learn, adapt and strengthen your existing teams. With the right people in place, leaders can have peace of mind knowing their facility is running efficiently and safely, allowing time to focus on growing your census.

You don’t have to take on all these elements alone. Partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable contract service provider can guide and support you and your facility. With more than 45 years in the healthcare service industry, Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) offers an exceptional service partnership for dining, housekeeping, laundry, and dietitian services in healthcare facilities. From our dedicated training and compliance department, proven methodologies, and programs to our experience in staffing, HCSG is a perfect match for facilities looking for quality standards in safety and compliance.

Learn how HCSG can help ensure extra safety and compliance for your staff by taking advantage of our free safety audit.