19.3.10 Investigations of Resident to Resident Allegations in Alternate Care Settings



Practice Guidance


​The SSW: 

  1. Asks the following questions, in addition to the normal intake questions, when a report is received of a resident to resident incident:
    1. Was there a physical or mental injury resulting from the incident?
    2. What is the cognitive status of the residents involved?
    3. Is there a history of incidents involving either of the residents?
    4. What actions were taken by the facility to protect from further incidents?
  2. Makes a determination of whether an investigation is required after gathering the intake information. 1  


  1. The initial focus of the investigation is on potential neglect involving the facility.