Posted on: February 20, 2015 by Manchester Specialty
Home health care workers provide hands-on, long-term care and personal assistance to patients with disabilities and chronic health conditions in the privacy and comfort of the patient’s own home. While these services play a vital role in ongoing patient care, the home setting can be a challenging and dangerous work environment. One of the reasons in-home care is such a challenging work setting is that the care provider has little or no regulatory control over the cleanliness, layout, and other factors of their environment. This unfortunately exposes home healthcare workers to a greater risk of injury, illness or other accidents on the job.
Home health aides can easily be injured by a variety of hazards they encounter through the course of their day. Here are a few of the most common ailments suffered by home healthcare workers:
When it comes to protecting workers and staff members, it is important that home healthcare providers are on top of their game. At Manchester Specialty Programs, we specialize in insuring the home health care industry and offer a comprehensive program exclusively designed for this segment. Home Healthcare Providers program offer the coverage this sector needs, including Workers’ Compensation, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and much more. To learn more about our Home Healthcare Providers Workers’ Comp coverage and all our offerings, contact us today at (855) 972-9399.