Positioning

When caring for someone who spends much of their time in bed, it is very important to know how to change their position.
Poor positioning can lead to pressure sores, breathing problems, and restlessness.
A care giver must know how to change the care receiver’s position frequently to keep the care receiver comfortable and avoid some of the risks of immobility.
This is the process of changing a care receiver’s position

  1.Begin by placing your hands on the shoulders and hips of the person in bed. It will help if you have placed their hands over their stomach and cross their legs.
  2.Gently pull the person toward you, keeping the shoulders aligned with the hips.
  3.Place a pillow behind the back of the person you are repositioning to give them support so that they will not roll back onto their back.