Lifting an Elderly Person from the Floor
The concept of lifting an elderly person off the floor isn’t very far-fetched. You might just need to be a little more careful than you would if you were doing it with your child. In addition, your aid may not necessarily be in a position to simply lift the elderly individual off the floor by himself. That’s why if you’re considering assisting someone in lifting an elderly person off the floor, there are some things you need to consider before beginning.
First of all, you’ll want to think about the size of the elderly person that you’re going to lift. Is he or she really too big to be lifted? If so, you may want to consult with the person first, to determine if they’re in fact too big for you to lift. If you’re unable to lift them, you may end up hurting yourself if you’re trying to lift a person who is, in actuality, too big for you to lift.
Assistance with helping someone lift an elderly person off the floor can be difficult for one reason or another. It can be because your helper doesn’t want to lift the elderly person. Maybe the person just doesn’t want to take the risk of hurting themselves by lifting them up. If this is the case, then you need to make sure that you’re always careful what you say and do when assisting someone to lift an elderly person off the floor. For instance, if you lift them up against a wall, you could cause them to fall and hit their head on the edge of the wall.
I have personal experience that this has happened. We were lifting an elderly person against a wall and we both began to hit our heads hard. I don’t think that we realized how serious the situation was at the time, but I am certain that when we stood up and looked around, we saw a “mess” of blood all over the floor.
Some people feel it’s necessary to do several separate activities to lift an elderly person off the floor. This is certainly possible. However, you will likely want to spend more time assisting someone lift an elderly person than you’d like to lift them one-by-one.
The main thing you’ll want to keep in mind when trying to figure out how much assistance you’ll need to do with your assistance is the speed at which the elderly person can move. For instance, if you have to lift the elderly person up a staircase and you’re moving at a pace where the elderly person is able to move at the same pace as you, then you won’t need to do any assistance at all. However, if you are walking up a flight of stairs at a slow pace, then you may require assistance.
One thing that you should always do when helping someone lift an elderly person is to try to make eye contact with the elderly person. This is especially important when you lift the elderly person up against a wall. In a lot of cases, we don’t get to see a lot of what the elderly person is doing and if we catch a glimpse of their body language, we are able to form a good opinion of how effective the assistance will be. This often pays off in the end, because the assistance doesn’t work at all.
When you are helping someone lift an elderly person, don’t be concerned with the total amount of assistance you need to do. This is extremely subjective and difficult to determine. Instead, focus on ensuring that you’re working on the elderly person at a steady pace and not allowing them to become dizzy. This is a necessary consideration if you’re lifting them against a wall.
Assistance is something that you’re going to have to do. However, you need to make sure that you are working on the needs of the person you’re helping and not putting themselves in danger. That’s why you need to make sure that you’re not lifting the elderly person up against a wall.
Sometimes, the elderly individual will be fine with you guiding them at a steady pace. Just keep in mind that you should never assist the elderly person when he or she is unable to do so on their own. or if they’re in a limited state of being able to stand up and walk.