When I travel, hotel beds are all different heights and I needed to teach myself a way to get on to higher beds so I developed a roll-on technique.
- Make sure the sheets and blankets are securely tucked in on the opposite side of the bed before you get ready to transfer.
- Scoot as far as you can to the front of the wheelchair cushion. Put your feet and legs up on the bed first. Make sure your legs are securely up on the bed.
- Grab either the blanket or a sheet the is securely attached to the opposite side of the bed. Test it a bit before you pull with your full weight. Next, grab the covers or the top edge of the mattress and pull yourself on and roll onto the bed.