V has lost all her mobility and now is losing her weight bearing ability .We can just about manage bed to chair , chair to wheelchair etc using our return stand ( sometimes with belt ) . Yesterday we were out and she needed the lavatory and we made it into a decent sized disabled loo . It was then I realised that since our last visit only a few weeks ago I simply would not be able to transfer her from chair to lavatory and back again by myself . Fortunately my daughter was with me and she came to the rescue and we just about managed it between us .Does this now mean we can only go out double handed ? Do I accost people in the street and ask for their help(probably not going to work that one ! )Any suggestions would be welcome . V's answer was that we should take the return stand with us where ever we went ,bless her . I had this vision of walking down the main shopping street in Exeter pushing V in her wheel chair and towing the return stand behind me . For those who have yet to come across one it consists of a weighted circular foot plate with an upright handle which is about 4 feet tall - rather like a sack trolley .
I really can't see a solution - perhaps we are into the next phase and our trips out together are going to be a thing of the past .Although V has quite severe cognitive problems putting her in what I call botty blotters isn't going to work as she flatly refuses to wear them except at night. So ............? Help