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Lifting

Lifts:

–          Never perform drag lift-can dislocate shoulders and give pressure sores. Pivot lift-can put pressure on back. Shoulder lift-can damage shoulder joints

–          From the shower: dry arms and upper body, wear a robe, get them to grip arm close to elbow, grab rails not towel rails.

–          From chair: brakes on, stand in front feet apart, knees bent a bit. Carees feet flat on floor, slide to edge of chair, one hand on chair, one close to your elbow, to reducae pressure. One knee bent between their legs.

–          Always ask permission and talk them through

–          Follow up the stairs and lead them down

–          From bed: Move legs to side of bed, sit up, swing legs over side of bed, follow chair advice.

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