Working With Dementia: Safe Work Practices For Caregivers
The video consists of a series of modules that describe how to care for people with dementia.
The video consists of a series of modules that describe how to care for people with dementia. The introductory module provides general information on dementia. The remaining modules use enactments to portray situations that caregivers may encounter when caring for a person with dementia. They show caregivers how to respond to similar situations in order to stay safe and support the person with dementia.
- Introduction (2:44)
- May I come in? How to approach residents (5:34)
- I want to go home! How to distract and redirect (2:39)
- Only fools rush in. Stop and assess (3:10)
- It’s okay to walk away. When all the right stuff doesn’t work (4:29)
- Bath time. Easing the stress (3:54)
In the video, It’s okay to walk away. When all the right stuff doesn’t work,workers are shown using a sling that is not compatible with the total body floor lift being used. This is contrary to the sling manufacturer’s instructions. Section 4.1(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation states that “each tool, machine and piece of equipment in the workplace is selected, used and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.” We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
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|Length||22 minutes 30 seconds|