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The bill’s authors, Dem. Sens. Ricardo Lara and Toni G. Atkins, rallied with supporters in April.

State News for June 2017

State drafting measures to create universal, single payer healthcare program after Canada’s example

Transfers should be easy for residents and staff, experts say.

No need for injury

Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers

The Invacare I-Lift Series

Invacare debuts floor lifts

Invacare Corporation has introduced a new I-Lift™ series of floor lifts. The Invacare I-Lift Series has a manual base with a Power Plus model. New electronic features include a battery life indicator, plus a visual and audible low battery alarm and digital service monitor.

Safe resident handling programs reduce costs, injuries

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 study.

Lift ban amended for youngest workers

Employees who are 16 or 17 years old are once again allowed to operate and assist with lifts used to move patients in healthcare facilities as long as they are properly trained, according to the Department of Labor.

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