|Bridge with curved transfer board|
|Pinching the looped sliding sheet under the |
upside down curved board
|Place pinched sheet and curved|
board under thigh, lifting oneself
helps assistant when leaning on
wheelchair wheel with hand...
|Placing hand on board where one is |
aiming to go help propelling....
It is difficult as a person receiving the service to show the safest way for the assistant to place the board under between the thigh and the body contoured pressure seat cushion. I have been given amazing explanations…Some are adamant that the board should be used by me on my own! Some ignore the curve…some place the curved board upside down…showing the pads that are supposed to be underneath for the board to remain secure under the person using it! I wish I could meet the persons giving handling instructions, as some declare after returning from handling course that board are not used any more (gulp!)!
I wonder where I would be without my curved transfer board! Multiple Sclerosis fatigue has its ways of weighing down my shoulders and instead of standing and turning fraom seat to seat when holding firmly to a vertical bar. I happens by 12 noon or when a foot infection starts to scupper all my efforts to improve my mobility.