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Caregiving at Home: Physical Aspects of Caregiving
March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
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.