LIFT FROM THE FLOOR

A caregiver may find times when an older person has slipped to the floor without the fall being serious. The older person may not be hurt, but may simply have trouble getting up. If the older person is very frail, and you do not feel you can lift the person alone using the transfer techniques, call someone to assist you. While you are waiting for someone to assist you, make the person more comfortable by putting pillows around him or her for brace and support.

However, if the older person has some strength and can help get up with assistance, the following technique is useful: