Patients who cannot walk are taught to use wheelchairs. For safety, have the therapist show you the correct way to help someone out of a wheelchair. Start by locking the wheels of the chair. Then stand as close to the patient as you can. Make sure your footing is stable. The patient should always wear a special belt for you to grip.
Help the person scoot to the edge of the chair. Be sure the patient’s feet are under his or her 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 him or her gently.
STROKE REHAB CORNER
This blog provides info on many rehab activities that stroke patients face. You may have to do your own independent home rehab, so use this information ONLY as a guide. Please consult with your doctor before starting any rehab exercise activity.
DO NOT change or discontinue your medical regimen based on any information you read here before discussing it with your medical provider. If you are in Jamaica and are experiencing a medical emergency, call 119.
Access to 119 service may be very limited or non-existent in some rural areas, so PLEASE go to the nearest hospital immediately!