Care recipient (cr) has mobility issues and care giver cg needs to avoid hurting him herself while moving cr

Try: Use a transfer or posey belt cg can buy this belt at a medical supply store or drugstore to move cr from a lying to a sitting position slide him her to the edge of the chair or bed by wrapping the transfer belt around the cr cr’s waist face cr and place hands under the belt on either side of cr’s waist bend knees and pull up by using thigh muscles to raise cr from a seated to a standing position

Materials: Transfer belt

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

Information: May have to be repeated more than once to different staff members tell er staff that cr has cognitive problems explain how best to talk with cr if cr must stay overnight in the hospital try to have a friend or family member stay with him her

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Transfer transferring sit to stand transfer belt

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

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