Wheelchair Armrests Removable

(Tip # 10)
Contributed By: Caregiver Jeanette
Wheelchair Armrests Removable

Transferring a senior from a wheelchair to another chair, a toilet or a bed can be easier if you remove the armrest(s). Without this obstacle in place, you don't have to worry about the person hitting or landing on an armrest. You can also slide a person sideways and avoid them having to stand at all. (The physically able often push with their hands to help with this motion.) For added safety, we cover metal posts and the wheel with a towel to avoid scrapes, snags and torn clothing. (Watch our #Caregiver Tip video demonstration.)

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