Care recipient (cr) is unable or unwilling to move from sitting to standing or move from a chair or toilet and seems to be fearful resistant or lacks understanding of the task

Try: Place the belt around the cr cr’s waist stand in front of the cr with your knees slightly bent and shoulder width apart grasp the belt on either side just behind the sides of the waist assist the cr in leaning forward at the waist bringing the cr cr’s head toward his or her knees rock the cr forward while beginning the familiar song ask the cr to sing with you to redirect his or her attention to the song do not break the rhythm of singing rock the cr to standing while singing and pivot the cr cr’s body to the sit on the next object bed toilet etc or to a stand as appropriate complete the song and give the cr praise for completing the task

Materials: Belt or gait belt that fits the cr cr’s waist comfortable but snug gait belts are available from medical supply stores knowledge of a common rhythmic song that both you and the cr can sing row row row your boat for instance a recording of the song may or may not help

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Falls & Balance, Transferring, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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