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Videos for Carers


If you're caring for someone with a life-limiting condition, you might be looking for resources and information about how to support them.

This page lists a number of different videos that might be useful to you. Click on the links below to view. 
 



Changing an occupied bed

This video from Wings Health Care Training shows you how to change a bed when someone is in it. 


 


 

How to care for your catheter (male) 

This video from UHN Patient Education shows you how to care for your catheter. 



How to care for your catheter (female) 

This video from Johns Hopkins Urology shows you how to care for your catheter. 


 



Moving position in bed

This page from Marie Curie offers advice on how to help someone change their position in a bed. It also includes a video that might help. 
 



Helping someone to stand and walk

This page from Marie Cure shows you how to help someone who might need some assistance to walk around their home, get out of bed or move to a chair. It includes a video to show you how to support your loved one. 
 



How to give a bed bath

This video from CareChannel shows you how to give a bed bath to someone at home. 


 



Helping someone with mouth care

This page from Marie Curie shows you how to help your loved one with cleaning their teeth and keeping their mouth clean and comfortable. It also includes a reference video. 
 



Helping someone to wash 

When you're caring for someone at home, they may need help with washing and keeping clean and comfortable. This page from Marie Curie gives advice and includes a video about how to help someone wash. 
 



Helping someone to use the toilet or commode 

Your loved one may need help using the toilet or commode. You can find advice about helping them use the toilet on this page from Marie Curie and the video below from CareChannel gives advice on how to support someone with using a commode. 


 



Getting someone from a bed to a wheelchair

This video from Providence Hospice shows how you can help someone get from a bed to a wheelchair. 


 



Helping someone to use a bed pan

This video from CareChannel shows you how to help your loved one use a bed pan. 


 



Helping someone to take their medication

Depending on your loved one's illness, they may be taking several types of medicine throughout the day. If they need your help organising and taking them, this page from Marie Curie might help. It also includes a video so you can access their advice in an easy format. 
 



How to prevent bed sores/pressure ulcers

This video from CareChannel gives advice about how you can help prevent bed sores and pressure ulcers for someone who is spending extended periods in one position. 


 



Helping someone to relax

There are many ways you can help your loved one to relax. This page from Marie Curie offers advice and support, and includes a short video that might give you some ideas. 
 



Making an ill person's room comfortable

When someone has to spend most or all of their time in one room due to illness, it can help to make sure the room is comfortable and pleasant to be in. This page from Marie Curie offers tips for making the room as comfortable as possible.