Our long-term care staff are required to follow Eastern Health’s Safe Patient/Resident Handling Policy to ensure the safety of residents and staff. Residents will be assessed within 24 hours of their admission to determine the safest way to help turn and position in bed, transfer, ambulate, bathe and toilet.
Ongoing assessments are a part of our residents care. If care needs change, there may be a need for a different type of linen, sling, transfer belt, etc. Please talk with staff if you have any questions about the safe patient/resident handling program or your equipment.
The long-term care care team can also provide you with contact information for the regional ergonomics program coordinator if you would like additional information about the Safe Patient/Resident Handling Policy.