Care recipient (cr) has mobility issues and care giver cg needs to avoid hurting him herself while moving cr

Try: Care giver cg should know his her own strength when lifting or moving cr don’t try to do too much also cg should be aware of how he she positions his her body bend at the knees and then straighten up by using the thigh muscles not the back keep the back straight and don’t bend at the waist hold cr as close as possible to avoid reaching away from the body place one foot in front of the other or space feet comfortably apart for a wide base of support use little steps to move cr from one seat to another don’t twist while doing this

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

Information: May have to be repeated more than once to different staff members tell er staff that cr has cognitive problems explain how best to talk with cr if cr must stay overnight in the hospital try to have a friend or family member stay with him her

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Transfers transferring repositioning bed bound mobility needs help getting up needs help sitting down needs help toileting

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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