Unfortunately we have lots of caregivers in our local support group who have shoulder and back injuries due to lifting or moving their loved ones. Quite a few caregivers have required surgery for these injuries.
This webpage on lifting techniques for home caregivers is from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The webpage reviews how to help someone sit up in bed, stand up, and sit down. A few useful photos are shared. Here’s a link:
Lifting Techniques for Home Caregivers
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Last reviewed: December 2016