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There's the the sheet and 2 bed pads. One large pad that goes vertically and the one pad goes horizontally on top of the other. My client lays on top. I grab the one that goes vertically and pull to move client further up on the bed for better positioning...very very hard to pull her up. Is there something that I could put that I could place under pads that would help me slide client more easily. Seems like the sheets hug the pads and make it very challenging to pull client up.......hope this makes sense....

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I don't want to insert myself with an advertisement but we were in the same situation, My wife and I had the same problem moving her bed bound parents so we made the Lindy Slider. Ask if the Dr would prescribe a patient moving device like ours.
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Note: if you are using a hospital bed, first put a pillow against the headboard before you raise the foot of the bed - she might move quicker and further than you're expecting!
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Graylan,
I hope you have another person for pulling the patient up in the bed.
Turning side to side can be a one person job but 2 people should move a person UP in bed. My bad back is a testament to that.

My motto is--You can always get another caregiver, but I can never get another back.

Before pulling, have the person bend their knees and help you by "pushing" by digging their heels into the mattress, if possible. Her arms should be folded across her so she doesn't hang on to anything and impede your movements.
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I wanted to ask this exact question today, but I got tied up. Thank you all!☺️
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There are also transfer boards. Google 'patient transfer devices ' and all of the items mentioned come up.
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If she has a hospital bed, put the part that raises the legs up as far as it will go then pull her up. You’re more or less pulling her downhill towards the head of the bed that way. That’s how rehab showed hubby and me how to do it.
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Also, if you're using something like that (or an ordinary sheet) when you take it out from under her: roll her, slide your hand between her and the material, and ease it out without letting it drag on her skin. Again - YouTube!
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If your client wont spend the money or until they arrive you can make due with a heavy duty garbage bag with the bottom cut open so it is a big tube, if you tuck it under before you move her she'll slide like magic. Take it away when you're done though both for safety and because she just may slide right back where she came from.
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Oh crumbs, there are zillions...

They're also called things like "Glide Sheets" and "Eazi Mover." Some come with handles, and quilted padding, and all sorts. But I have to say - the one I used was literally a sewn-together loop of common-or-garden material and it worked like a charm. So I should keep it simple if I were you. Any experienced HCA or geriatric nurse or PT or OT should be able to demonstrate, or you can look up their use on YouTube.

Best of luck! Happy moving! And still mind out for your back anyway :)
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There are slide sheets - they are actually called that, "Slide Sheets." They are big loops of polyester, like roller towels, and they are magic. You will be able to whizz your client around that bed like you wouldn't believe, plus there is a clever technique for whipping it out from under her that avoids shearing injuries. Let me just Google a couple of brand names...
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