Bed Sore Precautions
Sitting Up in Bed
Moving Up in Bed
Moving to the Side of
Turning to The Side
Up on the Bed Side
Transferring to A
Using a Bedpan
Giving a Bed Bath
Giving a Partial Bath or Lizzy
Occupied Bed Making
Raised Bed Position
Lying on the Back
Lying on the Stomach
Lying on the Side
30 Degrees Lateral
Tips on Care
Taking Care of the
Be an Advocate
A study sponsored by National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP,
found that more than one in five, 21 percent or 22.9 million people in U.S.
households were involved in helping care for a person older than 18. The typical
family caregiver provides more than 20 hours of care each week to a loved one.
The demand for in- home care will significantly increase as the population
increases in age.
With a rapidly aging population, more families will face
these responsibilities. Government
figures show nearly 7 in 10 Americans will need long-tern care at some point
after they reach age 65. Yet just 20 percent of those surveyed think it is
likely they will need such care someday. Almost twice as many, 39 percent, are
deeply concerned about burdening their families.
Just 30 percent in this age group who say they'll likely care for a loved one in
the next five years feel prepared to do so.
GivingCare's mission is to promote proficient implementation of care.
This is accomplished by teaching family caregivers simple
methods of the trade to enhance the comfort of their ailing loved ones. In
collaboration with medical staff, GivingCare has written a comprehensive script
focusing on crucial points of home healthcare. This information is being shared
to help the home caregiver provide the best care possible in the absence of
formal medical training. GivingCare aims to show you ways to make your bed-bound
loved ones as comfortable as possible which should enhance their well-being and
dignity. GivingCare Inc. is a non-for-profit organization that focuses care, not
The topics that are covered within this site are provided as links on the
left hand column of this page under the heading "General Topics of
Care". This information can be used to help you or someone you know care
for a bed-bound loved one who may be recovering from an illness or injury. This
also can be accessed when caring for a person who may be terminally