Introduction: The attention to building a safety culture in nursing homes is relatively less when compared to hospitals. Good patient safety will improve the quality of health services and minimize incidents related to patient safety. This study aims to look at efforts that can be made to improve safety culture in nursing homes. Materials and Methods: The research design uses phenomenological qualitative with in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling was used with interpretive phenomenological analysis. Participants were 29 staff from four government and private institutions in East Java, Indonesia. Results: The sub-themes resulting from the research efforts to improve the safety culture of the elderly in nursing homes are the provision of new staff orientation, training, improvement of infrastructure, and procurement of security staff. Conclusion: The analysis shows that efforts to improve safety culture can be carried out with various strategies by paying attention to risk assessment steps, patient risk identification, and management, incident reporting, and analysis, the ability to learn from incidents and their follow-up, as well as implementing solutions to minimize risks and prevent them from occurring injury. Safety culture plays an essential role in improving the quality of care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-400
Number of pages8
JournalRisk Management and Healthcare Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • effort
  • elderly
  • nursing homes
  • quality of care
  • safety culture


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