This high-quality, durable gait belt is very helpful to safely transfer a person in-and-out of a bed or chair. We suggest that both the patient and the caregiver each wear a belt to provide a higher level of safety and to have the patient participate in the transfer.
The gait belt is well constructed and offers padded grips (horizontal and vertical) that provide several options depending on how the patient is being moved (standing up, being shifted in a bed, etc.). The belt is padded and can be worn for an extended period of time if preferred.
The gait belt can reduce the risk of injury to the caregiver and is more comfortable for the patient (unlike canvas or plastic belts that can slip-up the torso or pinch the skin). The gait belt can be washed as necessary and has a plastic clip in the front that allows it to be easily removed when it is not needed. The gait belt facilitates patient handling, walking, sitting-up, moving, positioning, and transferring.
The gait belt can adapt to various waists sizes so please measure the person who will be wearing it before ordering.
Paula F. (Verified Purchase)
So far the belt is working out just fine.
Exterior: 70% PVC – 30% PES
Interior: 100% PES
Interior: Dark blue<
Machine wash hot or warm water (secure buckle before washing)
Do not bleach
Do not Tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry clean