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Mitigating Direct Care Workforce Injuries in Homecare: A Summary of the Evidence

Report Training & Advanced Roles
April 1, 2022

This report provides information and a summary of the research evidence on the use of assistive technologies and equipment in the home to assist home care workers with providing care. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Low-technology assistive devices are preferred to assist homecare workers in handling patients/clients over manual assists and highly technical devices.
There are many barriers to obtaining assistive technology for home care workers' use in the home.
More research and attention needs to be focused on mitigating physical strain for home care workers through the use of assistive technology to ascertain if using these devices is effective.

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