Loss of strength in legs may lead to trouble getting safely on and off the toilet

Try: Use a raised toilet seat to make it easier to get on and off the toilet the lower the toilet the more effort legs must make to raise the body from the seat use grab bars properly mounted on walls to aid sitting standing personal hygiene and rearranging clothes do simple arm and leg exercises to keep or improve flexibility and muscle strength look for exercises in books at libraries and bookstores or ask a doctor or physical therapist to recommend exercises ask for illustrated instructions

Materials: Raised toilet seat grab bars exercise book or instructions

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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