Sit to Stand
Instruct the person being assisted 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 at 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 into a position to be seated at the edge of the bed or into a wheelchair.