Lifting Residents

Government agency steps up efforts to reduce nursing home worker injuries

Government agency steps up efforts to reduce nursing home worker injuries

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The high rate of nursing home injuries can be lowered through better resident handling practices, according to a new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Safe resident handling programs reduce employee injuries, costs in LTC facilities

Long-term care facilities with safe resident handling training programs have significantly lower rates of caregiver injuries than facilities without such programs, new research finds. Facilities with safe resident handling programs are also more attractive to potential employees, according to the vendor-backed study.