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Assisting Fallen Person

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Guidance on Assisting a Person Who Feels Unwell During a Walk

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to safely assist someone, like Terry in our example, who begins to feel unwell during a walk.

Initial Response to Discomfort

When someone starts feeling unwell:

  • Gently guide them to the ground, ensuring their head is protected.
  • Allow them time to regain composure, monitoring their condition.

Assessing the Situation

Assess the person's level of independence and determine the level of assistance required. Wait until they indicate they are ready to move.

Planning to Help the Person Stand Up

When the person feels ready to get up, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a four-point contact approach using knees and hands.
  2. Bring in a chair for additional support.
  3. Allow the person to sit on the chair until they feel steady enough to stand.

Assisting in Standing Up

Guide the person to:

  • Roll onto their knees.
  • Use their dominant side to bring up a leg.
  • Place a hand on the chair and boost themselves up.
  • Turn and sit down in the chair.

Post-Assistance Monitoring

After the person is seated, wait until they confirm they are ready to continue. This period can vary depending on their recovery time.

Encouraging Independence

Support the person in regaining independence, respecting their pace and comfort level, and providing assistance as needed.