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Bed Transfer Injuries

Elders sustain injuries when they fall attempting to move from one place to another. This includes moving to a chair, wheelchair, bed, toilet or shower chair. It also commonly occurs when, staff need to help residents sit up in bed, move to other areas of a nursing home like the bathroom, get in and out of a bathtub or shower, move back and forth during physical therapy or other medical treatments and move from a bed to a wheelchair for any of the above purposes.

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