Lifting and transferring a frail older person is one of the most strenuous tasks a caregiver can do. Nurses are often put in positions placing them at risk of injury. Incorrect lifting practices is one of the most common causes of back injury.
People with dementia often lose their ability to recognise hazards in the environment. It can be a constant worry for a carer trying to keep a loved one with dementia safe and out of harm's way.
If you plan to care for a loved one at home there are many things you can do to ensure they are cared for in a safe and secure environment.
Preparing the home and using the right equipment can make your job as a caregiver easier.
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