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What can I do to help get mother up after a fall?

My mother falls down pretty often, and my back is really starting to bother me. What can I do to get her back up?

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Although you can’t abuse the system by calling too frequently, most EMS teams will respond to a person asking for help lifting an ill person back to a chair or bed if you are clear when you call dispatch.  This is you asking for help to lift and clearly stating you don’t need a ride to the nearest emergency department.

 

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AARP has a great video: What to Do When Someone Falls! 

 

Source: Family Caregiving Series: What to Do When Someone Falls - AARP

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i HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH FALLING  SO MY  DOCTOR SUGGESTED WE ASK MEDICARE TO GET US A HOYER LIFT. iT IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD TO USE BUT I SUGGEST THAT YOUR LOVED ONE BE STRONG ENOUGH TO HELP GET THEMSELVES ON IT. WE HAD TO PAY A MONTHLY PAYMENT UNTIL WE HAD 13 PAYMENTS MADE AND THEN IT BECAME OURS. HOPE THEY WILL STILL DO THIS FOR YOU.

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AARP has a great video: What to Do When Someone Falls! 

 

Source: Family Caregiving Series: What to Do When Someone Falls - AARP

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Although you can’t abuse the system by calling too frequently, most EMS teams will respond to a person asking for help lifting an ill person back to a chair or bed if you are clear when you call dispatch.  This is you asking for help to lift and clearly stating you don’t need a ride to the nearest emergency department.

 

Jane

 

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