Care recipient (cr) needs to be moved from his wheelchair to his bed

Try: Make sure bed is at the lowest level park the wheelchair with the cr’s strongest side next to the bed lock the wheelchair brakes and remove feet from foot rests swing or remove foot rests from wheelchair explain to the cr the sequence of lifting and pivoting into the wheelchair example on the count of 3 i am going to help you stand up and turn to your strong side using the bear hug technique ask the cr to place his arms on the cg’s shoulders as the cg places his arms around the cr’s trunk bracket the cr’s feet with the cg’s feet to prevent slipping using the leg muscles stand up and bring the cr upward in a slow steady rising motion seat the cr on the bed help the cr bring his legs up onto the bed help the cr position himself in a comfortable position

Materials: Nonskid slippers shoes or socks

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

Information: n/a

References: moving from wheelchair to bed by head to toe care llc 2009 available at

Keywords: Wheelchair transferring bed

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

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