Care recipient (cr) has poor balance which affects his or her walking

Try: Place the gait belt securely around cr cr’s waist while he or she is sitting or thread a sturdy standard belt through the cr cr’s belt loops when the cr is standing tighten the belt to make it snug stay on the cr cr’s weaker side and grip the belt at the small of the cr cr’s back walk with the cr holding onto the belt but do not pull it as this may pull the cr off balance if the cr starts to lose balance steady him or her by pulling up on the belt

Materials: Gait belt or standard belt threaded through belt loops

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance

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

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