Summary:Using the correct sitting position, the wheelchair patient leans on the backrest of the wheelchair, sits in the middle of the wheelchair, keeps the up...
Using the correct sitting position, the wheelchair patient leans on the backrest of the wheelchair, sits in the middle of the wheelchair, keeps the upper body upright, leans against the middle of the backrest, and keeps the shoulders level; footrest. If an older person has lower extremity edema, ulcers, or joint pain, lift the pedals and use a soft pillow.
Elderly people who have been in wheelchairs for a long time, especially those who have lost the ability to adjust their posture, should choose a cushion with anti-pressure ulcer function, which can disperse the pressure on the buttocks and prevent skin friction.
It is not recommended for patients or the elderly to sit in a wheelchair for too long at a time. Every 30 minutes or so, relatives or caregivers should assist the elderly or patients to stand correctly or change their sitting positions to avoid pressure sores on the buttocks for a long time.
Be careful when entering or exiting or encountering obstacles, do not use your wheelchair to hit doors or obstacles, especially most elderly people with osteoporosis are prone to injury.
When the weather is cold, keep warm. Place the blanket directly on the wheelchair, wrap the blanket around the patient's neck, and secure with a pin. While wrapping both arms, secure the pins to the wrists. Then wrap the upper body. Wrap the lower limbs and feet with a blanket.
Check the wheelchair often, add lubricating oil regularly, keep it in good condition, check the wheelchair regularly, don't be careless.