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The Home Health Care Worker - Emerging Occupational Safety and Health Challenges and Opportunities for Home Health Care Workers and Their Clients (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)



Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

The graying of the U.S. population is a major challenge for health care. Medicare enrollment is projected to increase by more than 50% over the next 15 years. Providing care in the most effective and efficient setting will become even more critical. One area of expanding healthcare is caring for the patient in the home. It is estimated that more than 2 million home care workers in the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in home and community-based settings. The home care workforce has more than doubled in size and is comprised of mostly of women and people of color. As much as 25 percent of these workers earn incomes below the poverty line. Home healthcare workers face many occupational safety and health challenges including musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, violence, and infectious diseases. This educational session will highlight the key issues facing this work population: legislative initiatives for home health care, ergonomic tools, best practices, and emerging technology that may help mitigate health and safety challenges.

Contact Hours:
1

Presentation Date:
05/20/2019

Presenters:
James McGlothlin, McGlothlin Ergonomics, LLC
Colin Brigham,- 1Source Safety and Health, Inc.
Shelley Carry, Kaiser Permanente