Care recipient (cr) has trouble swinging one or both legs up and into bed

Try: #a leg lifter is a stiff rope with a loop for the hand at one end and a wider loop for the foot to slip through at the other end the cr fits the wider loop over one foot and uses the other to lift the loop foot and leg into the desired place or position #look for a leg lifter in a medical supply store or catalog or ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapy department for evaluation of your need for this or any other helping aids #to get both legs into bed sit on the bed and pivot your hips as far into position as possible making room on the bed for the first leg to be lifted #slide the foot through the wide loop of the leg lifter and use hands to lift the leg onto the bed then slide the loop from the foot #to avoid tipping out of bed scoot your body into a secure position on the bed before lifting the second leg onto the bed

Materials: Leg lifter exercises

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware

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

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