My father-in-law has a hard time to get up or sit down. We have to help him all the time to sit down on the chair and help him get up. He uses a cane but he cannot stand up for a long time. He is in the residential home. Today they told us he fell in his bathroom because he tried to go to the toilet. The nurse told us he is able to go to the toilet himself yesterday, but I don't see that he can do that easily without struggle. Of course he fell. Today he is OK but they gave him the temp. wheelchair to make sure he is comfotable.
When do we know that he needs a wheelchair? The residential care director does not want to give him the chair too early so he can still be mobile. But it seems dangerous now.
Should he use a wheelchair soon?