If your client cannot get up after a fall

If your client falls while you are with them, once you have determined that they are not too badly hurt, you should help them to roll over onto their stomach before getting into a crawling position. If you cannot lift them safely, have them crawl to a stable piece of furniture like a lounge chair and then help them to rise to their knees. Once they are stable in that position, tell them to push themselves up while you help to leverage them. They need to continue holding firmly to the stable piece of furniture. Once they get up, have them sit down on the furniture. If need be, call 9-1-1.
If you believe that your client is not okay to move, cover them so that they don’t go into shock. They need to stay warm until emergency services arrive. If they have a personal alarm, have them press it if you do not want to leave them to get to a phone. If they don’t have a personal alarm, you will have to get to a telephone and dial 9-1-1. Stay with your client until help arrives and then let the emergency workers in to assess your client. If you are the only one at home with them, go with them or follow the ambulance to the hospital to be with your client.
When you go through this process with your client, they will know for sure that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.


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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