How to use a Gait Belt?
A Gait belt is an assistive device which can prevent falls and can really be of benefit when you or your loved one requires extra care. The gait belt provides a handle that allows the caregiver to easily grasp the belt and stabilize the patient if they lose balance. Gait belts are used during physical therapy, in hospitals, nursing homes and home health care. Using a gait belt is much safer than holding hands or relying on other forms of assistance.