Chapter 3: Help with mobility and movement

Moving someone from their back onto their side

It felt like he was never comfortable. I constantly moved him from side to side, and adjusted pillows, and sat him up – whatever he wanted. And I became so distressed because nothing seemed to help.

Below are the steps for moving the person who is ill from their back to their side.

Before you begin, place a pillow under the person’s head and have pillows ready to place under legs and arms, and behind the back. Click the arrows to read the steps.

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