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    Standing Up

    My father recently returned from hospital and has very limited mobility due to having one hip joint removed (girdlestone). He is very weak but is able to walk a little with the aid of a walking frame but he is unable to rise from his wheelchair to a standing position unaided. Currently we have to employ two helpers to enable him get out of bed, to stand and then go to bed again at night. He wants to be more independent and so we are looking for some for of wheelchair or other apparatus for indoor use which would help him get from his chair into a standing position.

    One complication of his condition is due to his operation, one leg is much shorter then the other (he has shoes to compensate) and that leg is not very flexible - ie cannot move to anything like the same degee as the good one.

    We had thought maybe there is a type of wheelchair which could help/support him into a standing position either manually or powered but so far not been able to find anything suitable.

    Any ideas/suggestions/advice please!!!

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    good afternoon, jut a thought, have youse tried going to a Swimming Pool for exercise nod1e

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    Quote Originally Posted by nod1e View Post
    good afternoon, jut a thought, have youse tried going to a Swimming Pool for exercise nod1e
    Alas not an option - my father is 93 but worse is has several open drain wounds from many operations due to having had MRSA for 15 years which has resulted in bone degeneration and the loss of his hip joint. He can manage a walk with his walking frame to get from one room to another but his arms are not strong enough to give enough push to enable him to rise from a sitting position. His gammy leg also does not help in this action as he cannot use it to help him rise.

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    There are such things as standing frames available. Get an assessment from adult services (part of Social Services) and they will be able to suggest the best thing to help and possibly provide some aids.

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    There are 'standing wheelchairs' but they are not cheap.

    Some lift in and out of the seated position.
    Some mobilise with the passenger standing.
    Some do both.

    Heres a link to get you started-
    http://www.gerald-simonds.co.uk/cata...x.php?CG_ID=13
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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    There are 'standing wheelchairs' but they are not cheap.

    Some lift in and out of the seated position.
    Some mobilise with the passenger standing.
    Some do both.

    Heres a link to get you started-
    http://www.gerald-simonds.co.uk/cata...x.php?CG_ID=13
    Many thanks - will take a look - the cost is not such an issue as hiring helpers every day is pretty expensive anyway!

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