Chapter 3: Help with mobility and movement

Getting ready for the move

As Jasmine became less able to move, she needed me to help her sit up and to get out of bed. I was doing it all wrong, so I got the visiting nurse to show me a better way. Those techniques help me, and it is a little easier this way.

Sometimes a person who is ill finds it uncomfortable to be moved, but staying in the same position for a long time may lead to even greater pain or discomfort. Below are some tips for moving someone in bed.

Before you start

There are many things to consider before you help the person who is ill with movement when they are in bed. Click the arrows to view them.