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Caregiving at Home: Physical Aspects of Caregiving

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

If you look after someone with an illness or a disability, you may need to help them move around. It’s essential to learn about safe moving and handling so you don’t hurt yourself or them.

The most common injuries caregivers experience are back injuries. Injuring your back will limit your movement and your ability to care for someone. It could take a long time for you to recover.

Lifting someone incorrectly can also damage fragile skin, cause shoulder and neck injuries, increase existing breathing difficulties, or cause bruising or cuts.

Family caregivers can learn and practice the basics of caring for a loved one at home including transfers, personal care, proper body mechanics & more from a registered nurse from Sharp Senior Resource Center. Learn how to physically care for your loved one and how to protect yourself from injury.

For more tips and resources, visit Moving and Handling the Person You are Caring for.

Details

Date:
March 18, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Senior Resource Center: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Phone:
1-800-827-4277
Website:
www.sharp.com

Venue

Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Brier Patch Campus
9000 Wakarusa Street, Classrooms 13 & 14
La Mesa,
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