How can I lift someone who is heavier than me off the floor?

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How can I lift someone who has fallen on the floor, and who is heavier than me. How do I lift a person who has fallen on the floor without injuring my back I have a back problem and am a caregiver?

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We use a hoyer for complicated lifts when bil is too weak to help.
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You really don't lift them, you just give them a hand and lock hands around each other's wrists. Then you use leverage to help them up as they are launching to get up, this is actually a team effort because you both are working together.
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I strongly agree that you should just leave this one to the pros. It's not worth risking injury to yourself, especially if you happen to already have a pre-existing condition, physical limit, or even a disability. I had an elderly friend who passed on, and we had to use the call box when he fell out of bed. I already knew I was just not going to be able to lift him, and 911 was the only answer since he lived alone and I happened to be visiting. I'm glad they were able to send help to pick him up. They stayed a few minutes to be sure he was OK before leaving. He really didn't want his nurses or other helpers knowing about the fall, but I just didn't know why. Anytime someone falls and has even a minor injury, that's what help is for. I found it odd he was trying to hide the fact he fell, and I got the opportunity to actually speak up to his nurse after being able to be in the right place at the right time. Of course my friend was a little angry, but after reassuring him that we really don't want anything to happen to him should he fall and not have anyone around, he seemed to calm down. If he would've forced the issue when we were alone, I know I would've would've firmly stood my ground and I never would've backed down.
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The Mangar lifting cushions can be used by a single person to lift a person up to 450kg,
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When someone falls they should never use non-stationary items to grab onto to get back into a standing position. A person should never try to hoist themselves up by grabbing onto a chair or a table.
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I agree, call 911... I know because of my age I wouldn't be able to pick up either of my parents should they fall. My sig other use to help with that task any time Dad fell but sig other now has severe back issues... so that ship has sailed.

Oh how I wished my parents would have moved into that lovely retirement community down the road... the complex has security that is trained in lifting people, and there is an on-site doctor office.
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Call 911. Call 911. Call 911.

Tell them what you need, and they will come out. They'll send two big strong young men who'll have your charge safely up in a heartbeat -- all the while making them feel safe and cared for. They'll make certain they aren't injured, and treat them lovingly and with much respect.
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My mom used to stand with our help. Then one day, we stood her up, and her legs buckled. Because she was dead weight, Dad & I could not stop her from sinking to the floor. We couldn't pick her up. I called my brother-in-law, and even with 2 men, they had a very very difficult time picking her up.

Dad fell several times in the livingroom. The first time it happened, I couldn't lift him because he's double my weight. So, I asked him to turn on his hands and knees and crawl to the chair. He almost flipped it over. So, I told him to try the sofa chair, which he struggled a while to get up to just the seat portion. I think when an elderly falls down, they lose complete muscle control. From observing my dad, he could barely get himself up on the sofa. You can try this as your first option.

If that doesn't work, then call 911.

Also, when my dad was falling, I googled in YouTube for different ways of getting a person off the floor. In the end, I realized that I was too small and skinny to make it work.

If you look on the top right of this website, there is a SEARCH. Try searching for your answer there. I just did that. Here are some of the answers I found on this site. The first one is an article from here. The other 2 is from posters asking the same question you have.

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/Preventing-Back-Injuries-from-lifting-someone-122277.htm

https://www.agingcare.com/questions/get-senior-off-floor-after-fall-154864.htm

https://www.agingcare.com/questions/equipment-help-elderly-person-up-from-a-fall-150535.htm?cpage=1
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good answer ba8alou,
i was gonna say fire ants but your reply sounds much more socially acceptable .
my patient died so my advice should be followed with extreme caution anyway ..
doc never seemed to take it personal when a patient died . my mom died under his care , he just moves on to caring for my aunt . somebody should warn his patients . theres bodies stacking up like firewood out back ..
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Would calling 911 be an answer? I would not risk injuring myself. You should also probably call 911 to make sure that the patient in not injured.
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