Undoing wheelchair belt buckle.

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Chunky, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
    My OH constantly fiddles with the wheelchair belt buckle until it comes undone. Has anyone experienced this and found a remedy? Earlier she was undoing the car belt and standing up but hopefully a buckle guard that I have ordered will overcome this but is no use for the wheelchair belt.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,323
    Kent
    Can you get onto the wheelchair supplier @Chunky and ask if a safety device is available.

    I`m thinking about young people with special educational needs who use wheelchairs and there might be a device available to keep them safe.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,432
    Female
    Dundee
    @Chunky - I wondered if you have any involvement with and Occupational Therapist. If so I think an OT might be able to advise on what might be best for this.,
     
  4. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
    Thanks, another member has suggested contacting the OT and will start there.
     
  5. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
     
  6. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
    Thanks, will contact OT.
     
  7. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,092
    Toronto, Canada
    What about a tray for the wheelchair? My mother's chair had a tray/table which prevented her from trying to stand but didn't upset her.
     
  8. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
    Sounds good thanks, will see if can be done.
     
  9. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    333
    You can also get wheelchair straps that go around like a parachute.But OT can advise.
     
  10. Chunky

    Chunky Registered User

    Mar 18, 2016
    13
    I know what you mean since our younger daughter is severely disabled but unfortunately I don't think the restraint would go down well with OH, but thanks for the suggestion.
     

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