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Working with Dementia: Safe Work Practices for Caregivers

When All the Right Stuff Doesn't Work (5 of 6)

Like everyone else, a person with dementia will have good days and bad days. When providing care for people with dementia, it is important to continuously monitor their responses to what you are doing. If a person gets agitated, stop immediately, and evaluate the situation.

Note: In this video, 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.