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Call 911, so they can make an assessment for current safety needs.
Bring them a pillow and blanket, monitor for consciousness.

Whatever you do, do not pull the elder up by their arms.
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For our personal situation, when my dad has fallen he’s completely dead weight and I can’t help him up at all. There are a few men who’ve successfully gotten him up, but it’s been sketchy as they aren’t trained to do so and I’ve wondered if it might cause harm. The fire dept has gotten him up safely and not insisted on going to the hospital when he said he was okay
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Yes, never try to pick up another adult who is dead weight.

The one day Mom fell in the shower my daughter, RN, was home. She came over, had Mom put her arms around daughters neck. Daughter put her arms around Mom, planted her feet a foot or so apart and lifted Mom with her legs and planted her on the toilet. Which thankfully was right next to the shower. But this was a professional. But what I described is used to transfer someone from a chair to a wheelchair or visa versa. From wheelchair to a car...
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Ok, I asked the same question not long ago and some of the members on here said to get a physical therapist in to help with solutions, so I did. Well it was moderately helpful, but she said that you can get two gait belts and loop them together and use them to pull the person up. If they can get on their knees, that is half the battle, but in my case, my mother cannot -so she's dead weight. The other suggestion is to use a twin size sheet and get it under the person and use that to help pull them up. Our local EMS has stated that they do not like to do calls for elderly people who have fell. Regardless, if I know that the person is hurt in any way - I will still call on them.
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I am bumping you up!
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Need more information from DR31000.
Is this happening now?
Where, in house, in a facility, outside on the ground?
Are you with someone who has fallen, or need to know if it happens again?
What is the condition of the patient?
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DD31000 Apr 1, 2019
No just wondering. I was just curious.
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If an elderly person falls always call 911 tell them the situation and they will send out the paramedics. The paramedics will check the situation over, do vitals, etc. if the person that has fallen seems fine they will release that person right then and not take to the hospital. However, if the paramedics see a problem they will insist that the person be evaluated at the hospital.
Quickie example: My daddy fell into the bathtub, fully dressed, did not lose consciousness. I called 911 told them that he had fallen fully conscious and did not have pain however I could not pick him up. They kept me on the phone making sure that I was with him and that he was still conscious. After they had summons the paramedics we disconnected and I went to open the door for the paramedics. When they arrived they lifted him out of the tub, assisted him to a chair, did vitals, asked questions and released him right there. If he was hurt then the paramedics would have been an outside "eye" and seen what I couldn't so please call them they are there to help.
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Since you are only asking out of curiosity I'll tell you how I did it. (practice makes perfect)
After checking that there was no injury that would require a trip to the ER I gathered my supplies - two stools of different heights and a sturdy chair. I helped mom to sit, then reached around her from behind under her arms and got a firm grip on her pants by her hips and lifted her onto the lowest stool, repeating to the higher stool and then the chair. And no I couldn't have done it if she had been any heavier than the 130ish lbs she probably weighed by then, it damned near killed me as it was.

If the person can help you you're in a much better position, here's a good video demonstrating the technique:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10jR0zjl19Y
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DD31000 Apr 5, 2019
How did you help your mom sit?
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In many places there is a number you can call for help to pick up someone who has fallen. Often it is a service of the local fire department.

Do do not try this on your own...you will likely be injured yourself
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Yes we have RN's and Firemen in immediate family..you can call Emergency number say you need a lift no sirens, they will come and of course assess to see if person requires medical care, if not they will then leave. Every state has this our son goes out on multiple calls for this outside of his life or death calls. Hope this helps
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