This model reframes the concept of ‘patient risk’ to a more positive perspective of ‘patient safety’. The model emphasizes ongoing conversations among patients, caregivers and health care providers to facilitate behaviour change that results in creating and maintaining a safe home environment.
The Am I Safe? integrated safety model builds on two fundamentals: (i) patients are stewards of their own safety, and (ii) safety is a continuous conversation. The CHCA has developed conversation guides to support patients, their caregivers and home health care providers in this model.