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Body Mechanics: Sitting to Standing

Sometimes a person you are caring for may need assistance standing. They may not always need help. It may be because they have been sitting for a while and just can’t “get going” as my Mom used to say. Or maybe they don’t feel well. Or maybe they have bad knees or pain in their legs. Or maybe they are just not steady when they are first standing. Here’s a way to assist a person from sitting to standing – safely….

Body Mechanics: Talking to Yourself

It may sound silly. But thinking through the steps you need to take before you do them can help you out in a lot of situations. Watch as Tina thinks through the (seemingly) simple task of helping Alphie stand up and come to the table for lunch. SIDE NOTE: You could bring his lunch to him at his seat in the living room, but then he may stay in the same seat all day. Find ways to get your loved one up and moving, even if it is to another seat….