Hello, I am partly looking after elderly parent who has a care pathway. The Care Agency come in to do breakfast, personal hygiene and medicate, give a ready meal at lunchtime, personal hygiene and medicate, same at dinner time, then at bedtime take elderly person to bed upstairs. Person is physically very weak and stairs are a huge risk especially alighting them at bedtime. The Care Agency has said that they will not walk behind the person (weighs less than 6 stone) upstairs to prevent falling backwards as the carer might get injured. When I questioned this the Care Agency said the person should move the bed downstairs. Is this common practice? Any ideas and help gratefully received.