caregiver (cg) needs to know how to assist a blind Care recipient (cr) in walking from his or her bed to the bathroom to a chair down a hallway and so on

Try: Always offer an elbow let the cr take your arm the cr cr’s fingers should hold the inside of your arm just above the elbow and the cr’s thumb resting on the outside of your arm when arriving at a doorway identify the door by saying the door is opening away from us on the right or the door is opening toward us on the left pass through the door before the cr and let the cr catch the door as he or she passes it when guiding the cr to a chair place the cr’s hand on the arm of a lounge chair or on the back of a desk chair

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Categories: Personal, Poor Vision, 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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