Care recipient (cr) needs help transferring from his wheelchair onto the toilet seat

Try: Help cr stand up lock the wheelchair make sure cr’s feet are under his body grasp the back of cr’s belt or pants and lift move cr onto the toilet keep cr’s weaker knee between caregiver’s cg legs pivot cr around in front of the toilet always transfer toward the cr’s stronger side gently sit cr down onto the toilet help cr adjust his clothing never pull on the cr’s weaker arm or lift the cr by the armpits

Materials: n/a

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

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

Keywords: Transferring toileting wheelchair

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

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