Care recipient (cr) has trouble bending over to the floor to pick up things

Try: Lower body to one knee if possible rest one hand on a sturdy object to help lower body down rest one arm on raised knee don’t bend at the waist do not hunch the back or neck to reach to the floor instead bend more at the hips and knees to get closer to the floor

Materials: n/a

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance

Information: n/a

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

Keywords: Mobility bending stiff back

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

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