Care recipient (cr) has trouble lifting leg into car and positioning self in seat

Try: If a cr has trouble entering or exiting a car as a passenger set the passenger seat back as far as possible to give both the caregiver and the cr the maximum amount of room to maneuver place a plastic bag on the passenger seat so when the cr sits he or she will be able to slide easily around on the seat if the cr has trouble lifting up one or both legs have the cr make a loop in a sturdy belt or use the crook of a cane slip one foot at a time into the loop then use his or her hands to hold the other end of the belt or cane to lift up and reposition the foot and leg

Materials: Plastic grocery bag or trash bag sturdy belt or strong cane

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

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