CARE Infographic

Source: Independence Rehab

Comfort | Anticipate Needs | Reposition | Elimination


  • Ensure resident is comfortable.
  • Are they in pain (verbalizing, grimacing with movement, etc.)?
  • Notify appropriate person to assist resident with any comfort needs (cold pack, meds, etc.).


  • Ensure personal items are within the resident’s reach: call light; water as appropriate; bedside table; urinal; telephone; remote; tissue; and trash.
  • Ask, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”


  • Is the resident safely sitting in a chair or lying in bed?
  • Help the resident reposition as needed.
  • Float heels as appropriate.


  • Does the resident need to use the restroom?
  • Offer assistance to resident to use the restroom.
  • Provide peri-care as needed to ensure resident is clean and dry which protects skin and reduces the risk of infection.

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