It is important for all staff to understand the difference between vendor and visitor badges. We suggest educating staff to know the difference between badges and empowering them to say something if it appears someone has signed in incorrectly. 


As you can tell in the images below, badges for visitors are mostly black and meant to be worn vertically, while vendor badges have more whitespace and are meant to be worn horizontally. If someone is wearing a vertical badge and working with a resident/in scrubs, your staff should know that they have signed in incorrectly. If a family member is wearing a horizontal badge, then you’ll know if they chose the wrong option when signing in. Educate your staff more by printing the attachment and hanging in your break room! 



Visitor Badge

Only individuals who are family, friends or volunteers should receive the visitor badge. The visitor badge is worn vertically and is mostly black. If anyone is wearing this badge, they should not be a paid provider.




Vendor Badge

Only individuals who are onsite providing a paid service to the community or to a resident should be wearing a vendor badge. The vendor badge is worn horizontally and is mostly white.




Temporary Vendor Badge

All paid providers to be credentialed will receive this badge upon initial registration by signing in the kiosk for the first time. The temporary badge will print for 30 days, or until the provider becomes Active to your community’s standards. If the provider is not credentialed by the end of their 30-day grace period, they will then receive a denied badge until their credentials are submitted and approved. Upon initial registration, the vendor will also receive a secondary badge instructing them to visit the Accushield website to complete registration. 




Denied Vendor

Only individuals who are onsite providing a paid service to the community or to a resident should be wearing a vendor badge. The vendor badge is worn horizontally and is mostly white. We recommend following the below suggestions when working with a denied provider who is not in compliance with the community's credentialing policy:

  1. Inform the caregiver will be denied access to this community if they do not submit their credentials
  2. Ask them if they or their agency has decided not to comply with the community’s new policy.
  3. If they refuse to comply, then let them know that the community will be speaking to the resident about transitioning their care needs to a properly credentialed care provider. 
  4. Capture provider’s name agency or company name and their supervisor’s name, phone number, and email address.