Lifting Techniques for Home Caregivers
If you are taking care of a spouse or family member at home, you are at greatest risk for back pain when you are:
When you lift or move a person:
If the person is too heavy, get help.
Sitting Up in Bed
To move a person lying in bed to a wheelchair, put the chair close to the bed and lock the wheels.
If the person is not strong enough to push up with his or her hands to a sitting position, place one of your arms under the person's legs and your other arm under his or her back.
Move the person's legs over the edge of the bed while pivoting his or her body so the person ends up sitting on the edge of the bed.
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, your knees bent and your back in a natural straight position.
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