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    Title: Overview
    Type: Text and Picture Slide
    Content: [Includes photo of three workers assisting a nursing home resident to stand.]

    • Providing care to nursing home residents is physically demanding work
    • Nursing home residents often require assistance to walk, bathe, or perform other normal daily activities

    Speaker Notes:

    In some cases, residents are totally dependent on caregivers for mobility

    Manual lifting and other tasks are associated with an increased risk of pain and injury to caregivers.

    Risk factors include force, repetition and awkward postures