Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls for Caregivers and Clients

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most prevalent injuries in the home healthcare setting, putting caregivers, clients and their family members at danger. Most of these mishaps, however, can be avoided with adequate awareness and safety practices. Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls for Caregivers Caregivers have a higher risk of injury than other professions, and slips and falls can [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:06+00:00November 20, 2023|Home Care claims, Safety|0 Comments

Improve Seniors’ Lives with Technology

Seniors may lack the expertise and resources to utilize the latest technology, but your caregivers can help enhance seniors' digital literacy to stay connected and live safer lives. For example, using speech recognition in the home to increase communication between caregivers and seniors or outside communication with loved ones is possible with technology. Read on for ways your caregivers can [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:07+00:00September 7, 2023|Risk management, Safety|0 Comments

Workplace Injuries and their Impact on Mental Health

Being a home care worker can be physically and emotionally demanding. Compared to other industries, occupational injury risk is high, and the hazards are unique. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that personal care and home health aides are 62% more likely to suffer overexertion injuries than the typical worker. That’s why workers’ compensation for your business [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:12+00:00March 22, 2022|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Caregiver Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Home care providers can have high risk of insurance claims compared to other industries, especially related to employee injury. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Personal care and home health aides are 62% more likely to suffer overexertion injuries than the typical worker. Home health aides and home nursing assistants face 5x to 7x the risk of injury [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:13+00:00March 2, 2022|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home Care Home Safety Checklist

To a client, the home is a place of welcoming comfort and safety. But for home care employees, entering a client's home will always entail some level of risk. From trip hazards to missing safety devices or employee inattention, there are many opportunities for a claim to arise. To minimize the risk to employees and clients, it's important for care [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:15+00:00October 1, 2021|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating a Safe Driving Program for Your Company Vehicles and Drivers

Clients depend on your caregiver employees for many of their daily transportation needs. They also depend on the safety of employee drivers. Creating a safe driving program will benefit your employees, your organization and your clients. Creating a safe driving program for your company vehicles and drivers can reduce workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims, protect the organization's property and [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:24+00:00November 30, 2020|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

25 Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls result in some of the most common injuries in the home healthcare environment, and caregivers, clients and their family members are all at risk. However, most of these accidents can be prevented with proper awareness and safety precautions. Here is our roundup of 25 tips to prevent slips, trips and falls: Carpets, rugs and mats—Watch out [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:26+00:00July 8, 2020|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mitigating Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Risks

Bloodborne pathogen safety standards have long been in place to reduce the likelihood of exposure involving blood and bodily fluids, but many healthcare organizations continue to experience employee injuries. Knowledge of bloodborne pathogen exposure risks, exposure sources and safety standards are essential to help protect employees and reduce the likelihood of a claim. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Risks Caregivers face the [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:28+00:00June 8, 2020|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bathroom Safety Features and Procedures

Within the home, the bathroom is one of the most high-risk areas for clients and caregivers. The proper bathroom safety features and procedures for client handling can significantly reduce the risk of an injury and claim. Consider providing guidance for caregivers to inform clients and client families about bathroom safety features and devices and ensure caregivers practice safe client handling. [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:28+00:00April 3, 2020|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animal Bite Prevention

Animal bite prevention is an important issue in the U.S. today. For the home healthcare worker, it is important to recognize when a client’s pet may be a problem to one’s safety. Take the necessary animal bite prevention measures to acknowledge the pet is secured during the care visit. While pets come in a wide variety of types and breeds, [...]

2024-03-20T21:20:31+00:00December 27, 2019|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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