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One further point to think about: the OT will advise your wife as well as you. Don't forget that she is an autonomous adult with at least equal responsibility for managing her own needs. It's too easy for an able-bodied caregiver to start thinking s/he has to do all the work.
This would be safer than trying to use a Gait Belt to assist her in standing.
Another option would be to hire someone that can help you on a daily basis. This might be safer for you as well as your wife. Safety should be a priority both your safety as well as your wife's. You don't want to risk injuring yourself while helping her and you don't want to risk injuring your wife.
Medicare does pay for an Occupational Therapist visit, maybe accessing an OT to come and evaluate would help as well.
Remember the good days🙂
I think that the bottom line is that this is the point where many caregivers realize they can't do it any more and make the painful choice to transition to a facility. It's OK if that is where you are at, it takes a village and at a NH there are many hands to help both of you.
They range in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars but they definitely make moving and transitioning much easier. Medicare may or may not cover some or most of the cost if you can get her doctor to write a script for it as part of her care.
I did a quick Google search and came up with this https://www.medicaleshop.com/patient-lifts - there are hundreds of sites that have varying products.