Care recipient (cr) can’t move safely by him herself and needs help transferring

Try: When lifting avoid adding your own weight to whatever you are lifting-get close and keep balance centered avoid using weak back muscles to lift – use your leg muscles because they are much stronger avoid twisting when you are lifting – instead change the position of your feet so that you face cr keeping your spine straight balance is vital – spread your feet to serve as a base for support

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

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References: caregiver’s handbook by the caregiver education and support services seniors counseling and training case management services of the san diego county mental health services no date available at www acsu buffalo edu

Keywords: Transferring transfer lifting mobility problems

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

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