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Safe Home Care Intervention

The Safe Home Care Intervention Study is developing scientific evidence to guide the home care industry on methods to improve the safety of home care workers and their clients in the client home. Funding is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Research Team will collaborate with home care research partners to:

  1. Produce guidelines, including a booklet, on safe practices for clients and families on how to prepare where they live for safe home care.
  2. Develop safety tools and techniques that can be introduced to clients when they are assessed for home care visits to identify factors that can be addressed to avoid potential problems, from preventing falls and infection to safe disposal of syringes and other sharps.
  3. Evaluate whether the tools introduced are beneficial to aides, clients and home care partners and identify improvements in the process of developing safer home care, where needed.