What Are the Best Ways to Lift Your Elderly Loved One without Hurting Yourself in the Process?

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Elderly Care Collierville TN - What Are the Best Ways to Lift Your Elderly Loved One without Hurting Yourself in the Process?

Elderly Care Collierville TN – What Are the Best Ways to Lift Your Elderly Loved One without Hurting Yourself in the Process?

As a caregiver, you might find it necessary from time to time to lift or transfer your elderly loved one. If you don’t already know the right way to do this, you can easily injure yourself badly. This isn’t the time to soldier through and try to do something that you’re not ready to do on your own yet.

Talk to Your Elderly Loved One’s Doctor about a Demonstration

Your elderly loved one’s doctor can often give you tips and a demonstration about how to properly lift and transfer your loved one. The next time that you’re at the doctor’s office, ask for information about how to lift your loved one properly. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to learn the technique properly because you’re going to need to be able to do this well.

Use the Right Techniques All of the Time

You might think that if you use the right techniques to lift your loved one most of the time, you’re fine. The problem is that you can still injure yourself if you use the wrong moves even one time. It’s far better for both you and your loved one that you use the correct techniques every single time you try to lift or move your loved one.

Don’t Try to Lift Your Elderly Loved One if You’re Already in Pain

If you’ve already injured yourself or you’re already in pain, then lifting your loved one or attempting to lift your loved one is only going to cause you more pain. Find an alternative option until you’re either healthier or you have a more permanent solution in place. You may need to get clearance from your own doctor if you’re badly injured.

Get Help from Elderly Care Providers

Elderly home care providers have experience with lifting and transferring loved ones from one position to another on a daily basis. They can show you techniques that you can use yourself and they can take over for you when you’re not able to handle the task yourself. You might also want to hire elderly care providers at first to help you with moving your loved one until you feel more comfortable with the process.

Using proper lifting techniques takes practice and patience.

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About Walter Black

Born and raised in Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and from Angelo State University’s School of Business with his MBA. Walter has worked in the senior market for nearly 15 years and has obtained the distinguish honor of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, an organization committed to providing ongoing and meaningful support to Seniors addressing their health, financial, and social issues. Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency. With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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