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Today’s blog is about actions and safety after a fall.
Unfortunately, falls happen. As a caregiver it can be petrifying; in addition, it is very common for caregivers to hurt themselves when trying to pick up a senior after a fall.
In this blog post we will discuss some guidelines to picking up a senior after a fall.
Picking Up a Senior After a Fall
2.Help the senior to remain calm
-Take slow, deep breaths
3.Check for injuries
-Bruises, bleeding, sprains, and broken bones
-If the senior has hit their head, call 911
4.Ask about pain
-Where it is? How severe it is?
5.If there’s a broken bone, don’t move them
-Keep the senior warm, comfortable, and still
6.If they aren’t hurt and they want to get up, proceed slowly
-Stop, if they become stuck, experience pain, or become too tired
7.Grab 2 good chairs
-Place 1 by the senior’s head
-Place the other down by their feet
-Your role is to help gu…