Caregiver safety is becoming more of a concern in assisted living facilities and across the healthcare spectrum.
Caregiving for the elderly is a fulfilling career. Many enter into this job field because of their passion for caring for and keeping safe the aging population.
Caregiver Safety Concerns
This job is not without challenges, however. When the safest and most effective mobility and transportation methods aren’t being used in caregiving for seniors, the risks for the patient and the caregivers greatly increase. One of the more common risk factors to caregivers is the possibility of an injury during transitioning patients from one area to another.
According to a white paper recently published by Integrogroup:
Acute care nurses and other healthcare staff are at high risk of injuries, particularly musculoskeletal disorders, due to the intense physical demands of manually lifting and moving patients.
Studies have shown that up to 52% of caregivers will suffer from an injury at work, and a great number of those injured will have hurt themselves while transporting a patient from one spot to another.
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