Gait Belt Overview
Gait Belts help provide security and stability to a patient who is going through therapy or needs assistance, and provide a safety measure against injury for the caregiver.
Gait belts assist in patient transfers and mobility. By using gait belts, caregivers effectively take many damaging pressures off of their bodies, especially in the back. Gait belts help to position the patient during sitting and standing, requiring less physical strain from the caregiver. These devices are great for use in a hospital setting, nursing home, or home-care environment.
Gait belts are designed with an easy-snap plastic buckle or a slide-through metal buckle. They are usually made from durable, webbed cotton, or cotton blend. Gait belts can be easily cleaned for continual use, making them an economical safety device.
A gait belt should never be used for patients who have a G-tube for enteral feedings or on patient’s with catheters. Additionally, a gait belt is not a restraint and should never be used as such.
Gait belts are available for patients of every size, including those with bariatric needs. Gait belts can make difficult care and therapy situations easier. With the use of a gait belt, the patient receives the support they need to accomplish their mobility task and the caregiver lowers their risk of debilitating injury. The gait belt is the perfect solution to the safety of patients and caregivers.
Mountainside Medical Equipment carries a variety of gait belts to fit your individual needs. Easily place an order with us online, through our website. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our friendly Medical Supply Specialists.