Care recipient (cr) often loses balance and tips backward when attempting to rise from a chair

Try: #compensate for balance problems by putting more thought and time into the simple acts of rising and moving #to promote better balance when rising from a chair encourage the cr to scoot to the front of the chair seat feet should be back knees slightly bent and the feet should be about shoulders’ width apart #next the cr places his or her hands on the arms of the chair bends forward so nose is over toes and from that position pushes forward and upward to stand upright #once standing the cr takes a moment to make sure balance is assured and to reach for a cane or walker if one is used #if a walker is used the walker is grasped only after the cr is fully upright it is unsafe to attempt to use the walker as a prop when pulling oneself up from a chair

Materials: Chair with sturdy arms

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision

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

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