This webinar features Liz Jensen, RN MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Director, Direct Supply and Kari Harbaugh – Senior Product Consultant, Direct Supply.

In the US, healthcare workers experience seven times more musculoskeletal injuries than any other industry and the estimated direct and indirect costs of back injuries is more than $20billion dollars. A significant body of research supports the implementation of safe resident handling and movement programs to reduce caregiver injuries as well as injuries to residents.

Assisted living providers across the country are recognizing and responding to the acuity changes in their resident populations. According to the CDC, the average resident in assisted living is 85 years or older, and between 26-39% need help with transfers and 25%-40% need assistance with mobility.

As age and support needs change, so does the risk increase for injuries as a result of moving residents. Implementing a structured program that promotes a culture of safety with a specific focus on safe resident transfers and mobility can positively impact a reduction in resident injuries, staff injuries, lost work days and worker’s compensation claims.

This session will explore the latest research and best practices for assisted living providers to consider when building a program to support a culture of safety.

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