Ask them to put one hand on the arm of the chair or on the seat if there are no arms. Stand at their side, weaker side preferred. Make sure to face in the direction you’re going to be moving. Get into a comfortable and stable position with one foot in front of the other while and bend your knees and hips.
Safest Ways to Move the Elderly Infographic [Summary]
Keep a wide base of support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other (karate stance). Squat down, bending at the hips and knees only. If needed, put one knee to the floor and your other knee in front of you, bent at a right angle (half kneeling).
If you’ve assessed the situation and have decided to move the person, make sure you:
Difficulty getting up from a fall was strongly associated with a history of mobility problems, such as difficulty walking or climbing stairs. Most of the participants had access to call alarm devices, but the devices often went unused.
Use your arms, legs, and core body (abdominal muscles) to lift. Don’t use your back. This includes bending your knees to pick up something, instead of bending over at your waist.
After the Fall Stay with the patient and call for help. Check the patient’s breathing, pulse, and blood pressure. If the patient is unconscious, not breathing, or does not have a pulse, call a hospital emergency code and start CPR. Check for injury, such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, and broken bones.
TO MOVE UP AND DOWN ON BED IN LYING POSITION The helper shall place one hand under the shoulder, the other hand under the knees of the elderly. This position helps to pull them up or down on bed. Simultaneously the elderly may help by holding the helper’s arm or holding the bed frame and pulling himself.
Lifting Safety 101
Adopting a good posture: When lifting from a low level, bend your knees. Keep your back straight, maintaining its natural curve. Keep your shoulders level and facing in the same direction as your hips. Getting a firm grip: Try to keep your arms within the boundary formed by your legs.
Keep the load close to the waist. Keep the heaviest side of the load next to the body. If a close approach to the load is not possible, try to slide it towards the body before attempting to lift it.
Whilst holding the load it is important to remember to: