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.
  1. Make sure the sheets and blankets are securely tucked in on the opposite side of the bed before you get ready to transfer.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador


Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador

Karen Roy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. Most of that time was spent as a Case Manager for an in-patient rehabilitation hospital. She was the victim of an armed robbery in 1987 and has been a wheelchair user for the last 31 years. She had 3 kids after her injury. Caroline, Austin and Joseph are all in currently attending college. As Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 Karen’s platform was “Stand for Life”. Her platform is about the use of standing technology and other devices that improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.