Transfer: Wheelchair to Chair
People who can't walk are taught to use wheelchairs. For safety, have the therapist show you the correct way to help someone out of a wheelchair.
Before you start, lock the wheels of the chair. Then stand as close to the person as you can. Make sure your footing is stable. The person should always wear a special belt for you to grip. To lift:
Help the person scoot to the edge of the wheelchair. Be sure the person’s feet are under their body. Lift as the person pushes up.
Keep the person’s weaker knee between your legs. Pivot the person around in front of the toilet or chair. Lower them gently.
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