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Home Caregiving Caregiving 101: How to load a wheelchair into a car boot

Caregiving 101: How to load a wheelchair into a car boot

Caregiving 101: How to load a wheelchair into a car boot

When caring for wheelchair bound elderly, there will be occasions when you need to load their wheelchair into a car boot for transport.

Read on to find out how to place a wheelchair into a car boot safely.

Step 1: Remove the footrests and fold the wheelchair

Remove the footrests and fold the wheelchair

Apply pressure on the lever and remove the footrest. Pull the center of the seat fabric to fold the wheelchair.

Step 2: Hold the main frame of the wheelchair (behind the larger wheel)

Hold the main frame of the wheelchair

Hold the main frame firmly and rest one side of the wheelchair on your body

NOTE: DO NOT hold the armrest of the wheelchair when lifting. By doing so, the carrier will have to be in a position that requires them to arch their back more, causing physical strain to their back.

DO NOT hold the armrest of the wheelchair when lifting

Step 3: Place the wheelchair in the boot at a 45 degree angle

Place the wheelchair in the boot at a 45 degree angle

Lift the wheelchair and place it lightly into the boot at a 45 degree angle

Step 4: Ensure all parts of the wheelchair are in the boot

Ensure all parts of the wheelchair are in the boot

Push the wheelchair into the boot and ensure all parts of the wheelchair are in the boot. Once that is done, close the boot and you are ready to go!

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Our team of medically trained staff at Medical Assistance4u can provide you with consultation services to assist you in providing good elderly care and finding the right assistive tool and medical equipment

We also provide services like installation and repair services, relocation and disposal services for bulky medical equipment, home care services and transport for your wheelchair-bound loved ones.

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