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Wheelchairs and Other Ambulatory Aids
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Ambulatory Aids Used in Assisted Living/Residential Care
  • Wheelchairs, Scooters, Walkers, Canes, Crutches, and Gait Belts
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$19.99

Wheelchairs and Other Ambulatory Aides Info:

Course Description

Many residents in Assisted Living/Residential Care are able to walk or remain mobile with the use of ambulatory aids. Ambulatory aids are devices that residents use to help them move safely and independently. The common ambulatory aids used in Assisted Living/Residential Care that we discuss are wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, and gait belts. Learn about the different types of devices, how they should be used in a safe manner, and ways that direct care staff can assist the resident with use of the device.

Course Objections

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Explain the use of each of the common mobility devices.
  • 2. Name 5 suggestions for assisting a resident when in a wheelchair.
  • 3. Discuss major safety considerations for residents in a wheelchair.
  • 4. Contrast the differences between an electric wheelchair and a mobility scooter.
  • 5. Discuss the different types of walkers.
  • 6. Describe safety considerations for residents who use a walker.
  • 7. Name the benefits of a quad cane vs. a single point cane.
  • 8. Describe safety considerations for residents who use a cane.
  • 9. Briefly describe two types of crutches.
  • 10. Explain how direct care staff should safely use a gait belt when assisting a resident.
  • 11. Briefly describe how to practice back safety when lifting an object or transferring a resident.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types, proper use and safety tips for each of the following mobility devices:
  • a. Wheelchairs
  • b. Scooters
  • c. Walkers
  • d. Canes
  • e. Crutches
  • f. Gait belts
  • 3. Back Safety Tips
  • 4. Conclusion


Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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Wheelchairs and Other Ambulatory Aides

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