The Theft Prevention Guide for Senior Living

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The Theft Prevention Guide for Senior Living

Stefanie Corbett, DHA

Theft is an issue facing healthcare facilities of all sizes. In senior living facilities, money and medications can be stolen—not to mention the problem of identity theft. Perpetrators can include employees, visitors, residents, or vendors. Without policies in place, it is difficult to prevent or even investigate these incidents.

The Theft Prevention Guide for Senior Living provides tips and actionable advice about theft prevention in senior living facilities, with a focus on the areas most vulnerable to theft. Author Stefanie Corbett, DHA, aims to help operators and staff protect their residents from financial exploitation, as well as other forms of theft, through prevention and early intervention. Recognizing warning signs and building awareness among staff and residents is crucial in all residential settings.

This book will walk you through four key actions for protecting your residents from theft:

  • Prevent—implement training and foster awareness
  • Recognize—spot the warning signs and take action
  • Record—document your findings
  • Report—tell the appropriate authorities and trigger responses


Table of Contents:

  • Chapter One: Fighting the Theft of Linens and Laundry
  • Chapter Two: Food Service Theft: Stopping the Dollar Drain
  • Chapter Three: Theft of Facility Equipment and Technology 
  • Chapter Four: Protecting Resident Health Information 
  • Chapter Five: Protecting Residents from Identify Theft
  • Chapter Six: Safeguarding Resident Property
  • Chapter Seven: Reducing Theft from the Front Office
  • Chapter Eight: Employee Drug Diversions
  • Chapter Nine: Preventing Fraud and Embezzlement
  • Chapter Ten: Pre-employment Screening 
  • Chapter Eleven: How to Involve the Entire Staff in Theft Prevention
  • Chapter Twelve: Theft Prevention via Improved Access Control
  • Chapter Thirteen: How to Conduct Effective Interrogations and Undercover Operations


About the Author:

For over a decade, Stefanie Corbett, DHA, has served in various senior leadership roles in healthcare organizations. She founded a healthcare consulting firm based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2014 to assist postacute care organizations with regulatory compliance and operations management. Prior to consulting, Corbett served as the deputy director of health regulation for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, where she was responsible for overseeing the promulgation and enforcement of healthcare regulations at all licensed healthcare facilities and agencies across the state. In addition to working as an entrepreneur and in the public sector, Corbett has led postacute care organizations and taught as an assistant professor in healthcare administration programs at local universities.


Published: 09/11/2017

Page Count: 182
Dimensions: 7 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-68308-501-0