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How Do I Get My Mother To Stay In A Wheelchair?

How Do I Get My Mother To Stay In A Wheelchair?

My mother has been in a care facility for a little over a year. She is now at the point in this disease that she is losing her ability to walk due to muscle weakness and stability issues. The nursing home is trying to get her to use a wheelchair which I totally agree with. The trouble is, of course, mom forgets she needs to use a wheelchair and gets up on her own and walks. Sometimes she is fine and can walk with no problems but sometimes she needs the wheelchair. Every time I visit I try… read more

posted January 18
A myALZteam Member

Thank you Pam, The wheelchair is new this unbalanceness is new. We are just introducing the wheelchair as of last week. She does have an alarm that alerts the nurses station when she gets out of bed. I will look into the fidget pillow, that sounds like it would help. Thank you so much.

posted January 18
A myALZteam Member

Is she getting out of the chair or falling forward jf she is falling forward out of chair a fidget pillow that wraps around her waist helps it secures with velcro behind her back and keeps her from falling forward and gives her something to play with. Depending on your state laws some states you can use chair and bed alarms you can't use them in Illinois anymore but they do work it just clips to their clothes and if they try to get up it sounds an alarm Mt MIL used them the last 4 years she was alive we also put thick foam mat beside her bed so if she rolled out of bed she didn't break anything side rails are a no no in Illinois too good luck hope you can figure something out

posted January 18

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