Seniors, children, or disabled adults always need some kind of assistance from a caregiver. Caregivers may be family members, friends or trained individuals, who give a safe, caring home to a child, disabled or senior person and help him/her for his/her food, shelter and clothing needs. A caregiver can benefit from first aid information in case of emergency situations. Below are some first aid tips for anyone who is planning for caring another individual:
- Remain calm and call for help immediately
It’s important to prepare yourself mentally for various emergency situations such as falls, cut, heart attack, and others. If an emergency occurs, try to remain calm and call an emergency healthcare provider immediately. This is to ensure that trained emergency personnel will be in route while you take care of the patient and provide first aid.
- Keep First Aid kit handy
A first-aid kit is much faster and easier in an emergency then looking for supplies and medicines that are scattered in different locations throughout a home. Give first aid treatment to senior or disabled person or to a child in case of falls and cuts.
- Learn CPR and AED
You could become certified in CPR or learn how to operate AED. This will help you perform CPR until emergency services arrive to attend the patient. It could save the life of the person in your care.
It’s important to be aware of the types of dangers a person you are caring for is particularly susceptible to. With the helps of these first aid tips you can keep them safe and stable in case of an accident.