Care recipient (cr) needs to transfer from his wheelchair to the toilet

Try: Position wheelchair diagonally about 6 inches away from toilet swing the footrest out of the way lock the brake remove armrest place one hand on wheelchair seat and other on toilet seat redistribute weight on hands when moving across grab bar handle if necessary and sit on the edge of the toilet move wheelchair out of the way and change position some people fold chair or pivot it 90 degrees to the toilet get seated securely on toilet and release the brake

Materials: n/a

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

Information: n/a

References: wheelchair bathroom transfer techniques by 2011 available at

Keywords: Transferring toileting wheelchair

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

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