It’s never enjoyable for a care receiver to be on a wheelchair, regardless of whether they need to be in it short-term or long-term. A caregiver can make things slightly better by assisting the care receiver appropriately depending on whether they are predominantly independent, need minimal assistance, or need moderate assistance.
In this article, we’ll look at how a caregiver can assist a care receiver who is mostly independent in their use of a wheelchair. For wheelchair users who need minimal assistance, check out [Link to our minimal wheelchair assistance article]. For wheelchair users who need moderate assistance, read [Link to our moderate wheelchair assistance article]
Let’s take the example of a care receiver with right-sided weakness.
These are the steps to assist a care receiver who can independently use a wheelchair.
Article reviewed by Loh Wan Ying, HMI.