BenefitsĀ of a SafeĀ Resident Lifting Program


What are the benefits of a safe resident lifting program?

The following benefits can be derived from a safe resident lifting program that includes mechanical lifting equipment, worker training on the use of the lifts, and a written resident lifting policy:

Benefits for Residents
  • Improved quality of care
  • Improved resident safety and comfort
  • Improved resident satisfaction
  • Reduced risk of falls, being dropped, friction burns, dislocated shoulders
  • Reduced skin tears and bruises


Benefits for Employers
  • Reduced number and severity of staff injuries
  • Improved resident safety
  • Reduced Workers' compensation medical and
    indemnity costs
  • Reduced lost workdays
  • Reduced restricted workdays
  • Reduced overtime and sick leave
  • Improved recruitment and retention of caregivers
  • Fewer resources required to replace injured staff


Benefits for Caregivers
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Increased morale
  • Injured caregivers are less likely to be re-injured
  • Pregnant caregivers can work longer
  • Staff can work to an older age
  • More energy at the end of the work shift
  • Less pain and muscle fatigue on a daily basis
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