Pendulum, a leading force in risk management consulting, has expert risk control consultants to help your organization maximize its efforts to implement strong risk management practices, subsequently improving the delivery of quality care.
The Pendulum Risk Management Tools are one of the few services we offer to help our clients advance in their fields. We offer tools such as training modules, DVDs, data reports, and resource manuals.
Pendulum’s information and training modules are designed to assist all levels of facility staff in managing high risk topics. Modules contain sample policies and procedures and best practices pertaining to the high risk topic and in-service training programs are also included. The modules provide information for both the skilled nursing and assisted living setting or a combination of both.
This comprehensive report presents facility deficiency history and resident census and conditions information in an easy-to-read color graphic format. The report contains recent survey data and includes F-tag references. Resident census data includes the number of licensed beds by payer type. A set of bar graphs allows comparative analysis of facility data against the state and is an appropriate tool for use in board presentations and staff training.
The Emergency Preparedness Planning and Resource Manual is a facility’s guide to creating a customized disaster and emergency plan. Starting with a hazard and vulnerability assessment to after-incident recovery and plan maintenance, the manual helps the facility develop an individualized plan. This thorough manual now includes a USB flash drive to actually create a customized plan that can be printed out and distributed within the facility.
Pendulum offers two DVDs to use for expectations management. A Time of Transition is an excellent risk management tool for SNFs that is intended to be the first step in an ongoing process of communication with family members/responsible parties. It is produced by the Ohio Health Care Association and Rolf & Goffman Co., LPA. Setting Realistic Expectations will help answer most families’ questions with its honest presentation of life in an assisted living facility. Specifically for ALFs, this DVD educates on the general care and services provided by ALFs. It is produced by Extended Care Products, Inc.
Pendulum has a wide variety of in-service training DVDs available to clients. Professionally produced by Pendulum affiliate firms, these DVDs can be utilized to help the facility mitigate risk through the implementation of specific risk prevention programs. The DVDs can also lead to a higher level of risk awareness and improved operations by using them for the orientation of new hires or providing regular in-service training to staff members.
Pendulum has a wide variety of staff development tools available through our affiliate firms. Covering the high-risk areas of falls, skin, and elopement to behavior issues and infections, these tools are available for front line and clinical staff.
I give Pendulum my highest regard and have no hesitation in recommending them for your risk management program.
Extremely thorough and they ask all the right questions. The loss control expert who reviewed this facility is to be commended for a superb job. It’s clear that Pendulum really understands these types of risks, as there are so few in the industry who truly do. Great job. Thank you.
This was absolutely the best, most thorough risk management visit we’ve ever had.
Depending on the services requested, the assessment process is customized to fit the need of the organization. The assessment may be risk- or compliance-oriented.
Some examples of the areas reviewed during the assessment process include:
Pendulum offers several varieties of assessments:
An organization can also choose a focused assessment that includes customized services to meet their needs in areas such as documentation, fall, skin integrity, elopement management, risk and quality programming, etc.
Pendulum offers more than 22 years of risk management consulting experience to assist organizations in minimizing liability risk and strengthening defensibility. We provide a wide range of risk management services and take pride in our ability to provide customized services to meet our client’s needs.
Our skilled risk control consultants have consulting expertise in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings, allowing them to identify potential areas of risk and provide recommendations based on risk management strategies that have been identified through national claims and litigation activities.