Joint Commission presents resident safety goals
These are just two goals in the commission's newly released draft of 2009 national resident safety goals for long-term care. The commission also released patient safety goals and requirements for hospitals, home care and other healthcare settings.
Among the commission's other 2009 goals for long-term care: accurately and completely reconcile resident medications across the continuum of care, and encourage residents' active involvement in their own care as a resident safety strategy.
To see all the commission's safety goals, go to