Care recipient (cr) has trouble getting into a car

Try: Before getting into car move the seat as far back as it will go recline the back of the seat if possible place a pillow on the seat to keep hips above knees especially if the seat is low stand with back to the car keep weaker leg straight and that foot slightly forward feel the car touch the back of the other knee hold onto the side of the car and the walker or dashboard lower body slowly onto the seat be careful not to bump head bring legs into the car slide back into the center of the seat lift legs one at a time into the car when doing this move body do not twist

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance

Information: n/a

References: transfer, wheelchair to toilet by krames staywell 2003 available at

Keywords: Sitting car getting into car

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

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