Caregivers are at risk for back injuries. That’s a fact.
People who’ve never done it might imagine caregiving is holding hands, making soup, and saying reassuring things. If only! Caregiving can be incredibly physically demanding.
Getting someone in and out of bed when they can’t assist you is a tough job and can be dangerous for both of you if you don’t know how to do it! Here are some videos with instructions on how to avoid injuring yourself or the person you’re caring for.
Here’s how to prop someone up in bed
How to change the sheets with someone in bed
Changing the diaper of an adult while they’re in bed
How to get someone out of bed
Tips on safely transferring someone from bed to a chair to the car
And if you’re feeling sore, here are a few stretches to help you get back up and running.
I live off of food from Trader Joe’s. I spend my life in a cubicle, a la Office Space. I’m kind of obsessed with the internet.
Confession: I take care of people but don’t identify as a caregiver.