What to do if your client falls at home while you are with them

The first thing you will want to keep in mind if your client falls in their home while you are with them is not to panic! Keep them still, check them over and try to keep them calm. The best way to do that is to remain calm yourself.
Once you have them stabilized, you will need to phone for help. If your contract reads that you phone the family first, then do so, but only if you don’t see an immediate medical emergency. If your client appears to have a life-threatening injury, immediately call 9-1-1. Dialing triple zero (000) gets you connected to telephone emergency services which can help connect you to your client’s doctor.
Make certain to keep the phone near and then try to get your client to an upright position. If the pain is too great, once again, get in touch with emergency services.
Your job is to protect your client at all costs. You need to be prepared for the inevitable for accidents are bound to happen. It is all in how you deal with the accident that will show your client that you are capable of being a caregiver.
By being calm, cool and collected, you are displaying that With Age Comes Respect and that you are the proper person in place for the job!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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