Preventing Back Injury


Need Help Transferring a Senior from a Bed to a Wheelchair? Prevent Back Injury with These Tips.

Posted on June 28th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Napa Home Care Planning. No Comments

The odds are certainly not in our favor: more than half of all caregivers are incurring injuries as a result of lifting or transferring an older adult. With so many family members providing care for senior loved ones, it’s imperative for them to learn proper lifting and transferring techniques, and Hired Hands Homecare, providing home care in Sonoma and the surrounding areas, is happy to share the following, which can both prevent back injury for a caregiver and protect the older adult from injury as well.

Follow the steps below carefully in the order they’re listed:

Place one foot on a footstool beside the bed (if the bed is low) to relieve pressure on your lower back.
Place the wheelchair as close as possible to the bed and perform a quick safety check on the wheelchair’s position. Make sure the brakes are locked … Read More »






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