What is it about?

In this study, we explored how to make nursing homes safer for the elderly. We interviewed 29 staff from different nursing homes in East Java, Indonesia. We found that improving safety involves things like training new staff, making the building safer, and having security personnel. This is important because it helps provide better care for the elderly. So, making nursing homes safer is crucial for everyone's well-being.

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Why is it important?

What sets our research apart is its focus on improving safety culture in nursing homes, a topic often overlooked in favor of hospitals. We conducted in-depth interviews with 29 staff members from various nursing homes in East Java, Indonesia, shedding light on strategies like staff training, infrastructure improvements, and security personnel hiring to enhance safety for elderly residents. Given the growing importance of elderly care and the need for safer environments, our study offers valuable insights that can lead to better care quality. This timely work can significantly impact the way nursing homes approach safety culture, making it a must-read for those in the healthcare field and anyone concerned about elderly care.


This publication is highly relevant as it addresses the critical issue of improving safety culture in nursing homes, which often receives less attention compared to hospitals. It offers practical strategies, such as staff training and infrastructure improvements, with a focus on enhancing elderly care in East Java, Indonesia. Given the global aging population, the insights provided are timely and valuable, making this research essential for nursing home administrators, policymakers, and anyone invested in elderly well-being.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Efforts to Improve the Safety Culture of the Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Qualitative Study, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, March 2023, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.2147/rmhp.s399826.
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