Carris Health Care Center in Willmar receives workplace award


WILLMAR — Carris Health Care Center recently received a Stars Among Us workplace award from LeadingAge Minnesota, an older adult advocacy group, for retraining the certified nursing assistants into new clinically needed advocates.

Clinically needed advocates are fully integrated into clinical teams and can help improve health care for older adults.

Clinically needed advocates are equipped with tools to recognize and respond quickly to unexpected situations and bring on-the-spot education to their peers.

Since creating the position, Carris Health has seen fall rates go down by 43%, infection rate and antibiotic use is down 37% and pressure ulcers in long-stay residents are down 68%.

In addition, Carris Health offers a college scholarship program and added two clinically needed advocates to its leadership team.

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