Sit to Stand
Instruct the person being assisted on what you are going to do and how this assist is going to be performed.
Stand directly in front of the person being assisted.
Have the patient place their feet a comfortable width for standing.
Place your feet a little more than a shoulder's width apart and present the Helping Handles to the patient.
Squat down in front of the patient, bending your knees and keeping your back straight (do not bend over at the waist).
The caregiver then takes ahold of the Gait™ belt and when both parties are ready, with verbal communication, instruct the patient to stand straight up.
Note: If the person being assisted cannot stand up, a 2-person assist is required.
While standing in front of the patient, you can walk backward helping them ambulate.
If going for a walk, a caregiver can be placed on both sides of the patient. This allows the patient to hold the closest Helping Handle of each caregiver as they hold the Gait™ belt.