This section offers some general guidelines for moving another person. For your safety and the safety of your loved one:
you should be formally trained in moving and lifting by a medical professional before you attempt any of these techniques;
never move your loved one if you’re not certain you can do it safely;
get help if you need it;
in case of emergency, call 911.
Click on the links below for details about helping your loved one get around.
Guidelines for Moving Your Loved One
Walking with Your Loved One
Moving Your Loved One in Bed
Turning Your Loved One in Bed
Moving Your Loved One Between Bed and Chair
If Your Loved One Falls