When caring for a person who needs to improve stability and/or confidence in going from sitting to standing (and back), I set up a workout station using the three W’s – wheelchair, walker and wall. The wheelchair is easy to move, yet locks in place. But you can use any chair with sturdy arms. Just place the person in the chair facing the walker and wall. The immovable wall takes away the worry about falling forward and encourages an upright posture. The walker offers lateral stability, along with myself on one side of the person. And the locked chair provides a safe place to land if the person falls back. Now up-down, up-down, up-down…at a pace they can handle.