How to Deal With Persons in Wheelchair

How to Deal With Persons in Wheelchair: If you have come across this article, either you’re going through a person in wheelchair story or you simply looking for easy ways to assist a person in a wheelchair to go up and downstairs, then welcome. This article is about wheelchair stair installation. In this article, I will share with you a very simple method of successfully installing stairlifts for persons in wheelchairs. The method is extremely easy and simple to follow, however, it does take practice in order to get the right installation done.

To Go Up Stairs Place a person in a wheelchair with the wheelchair in it backward on the first step of an elevator, or even the ramp. The strongest person in wheelchair holds on to the frame of the wheelchair with both legs staggered to hold onto the support frame just below the release bar (one leg on top of the high step & one on bottom of the low step). Hold on for balance & safety. Now lift the person up & down each step of the ramp. Practice this method at home by slowly moving a person in a wheelchair from floor to floor until you can go up and down easily without any pain.

How to Deal With Persons in Wheelchair

To Push Handles to Go Up & Down Stairs For a person in a wheelchair who can walk, place two people in the wheelchair to act as the support (you can call them “foot” if you’d prefer). Keep the person in wheelchair park to stand on the side of the ramp, while the person in a wheelchair in the middle of two people. Lean back & forth on both feet to allow a person in a wheelchair to push a wheelchair up & down. Remember, never lean on the railings or support bars of the ramp. You can also help by placing your hands on the railings.


When a person in a wheelchair is ready to ride the elevators & chair lift, place a person in a wheelchair on the platform, facing the lift/chair or elevator. Slowly pull the wheelie-tool attached to the end of the ramp toward the platform where the person in a wheelchair will be fitted inside the elevator/chair. Turn the handlebar halfway and pull the wheelie-trolley toward the car. Stop when it’s near the car & lift person in wheelchair into it.

If a person in a wheelchair can’t go up & down the stairs himself because he can’t climb stairs, give him help by attaching a chair lift or elevator manually to the stairlift. Get some safety straps or brackets, fasten them to the person in wheelchair using safety belts & hooks. When person in wheelchair reaches the platform of the stair, take him to the front & set him down.

Use Push Handles only when the person in a wheelchair has his/her own way of pushing a wheelchair. Otherwise, use grab bars attached to the wall (to prevent a person in a wheelchair from slipping). Place two people in a wheelchair in the middle of the platform & give them assistance to push wheelchairs to the other side of the platform by pushing both of their bodies together.

For entering/exiting from a wheelchair, place person in wheelchair facing the exit/entry door & give him help to push wheelchairs to the exit/entry door. Again, place person in wheelchair against the wall & give him help to push the wheelchairs to the exit/entry door. Then, place a person in a wheelchair to face the door for exiting/entering. Also, use grab bars to prevent a person in a wheelchair from slipping on an uneven surface.

All these points are important for people in a wheelchair to move with ease. The person in a wheelchair should keep in mind all these points while moving in a car. Make sure you drive safely by not obstructing a wheelchair, driving on level ground, or uneven surface. Use push handles of a wheelchair only when the person in a wheelchair needs to push a wheelchair.

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