4.4.3 Supporting Mobility Case Study 2

This case study is adapted from a real situation. All names are aliases, and any identifiers are removed for privacy.

Case Study

Ms. Wollendo is a 21-year-old client who was injured in a diving accident. She is unable to use her legs and has only waving movements of her arms.  She needs to transfer from her bed to her electric wheelchair.

Your Task

Answer the following question:

  • What will be the best method to use for her transfer and why?

After completing this task by writing your answer in your notes, please scroll down below the following image for your case study feedback.

A man clasps hands with a woman in a wheelchair.
This photograph is for illustration purposes only. The person in the case study is not pictured.

Case Study Feedback

The following feedback for the chapter case study is meant to provide guidance for your own practice. The answers provided are suggestions, and you may have additional ideas which are not covered below. Then, the resolution of the case as it occurred in real life is provided for your reference.


Your answer should be similar to the following:

  • The hydraulic lift is the best option because it has a full sling for her body to be lifted up and down safely.


Ms. Wollendo is successfully transferred from her bed to her electric wheelchair using the hydraulic lift, and she is ready to go about her day!


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