Care recipient (cr) has trouble getting up from a chair or couch

Try: Suggest that cr try doing the following exercise every day sit on a firm chair that has been placed against the wall to prevent slipping interlace fingers reach forward with hands with feet slightly apart and hips at the edge of the seat lean forward lifting hips up slightly from the seat slowly return to sitting in a progression of the exercise suggest that cr try to rise to a complete standing position and return to sitting however this should only be done if cr has good good balance and can come to a standing position safely

Materials: Firm chair

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

Information: n/a

References: hope the stroke recovery guide chapter 4 – movement and exerciseby the national stroke associatin 2010 available at www stroke org

Keywords: Sitting standing weak lower body getting up from sitting

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

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