Gait belts, also called lift belts, can be used to assist a person when standing or walking with a nurse or caregiver. They are also useful during wheelchair transfers. Transfer gait belts are designed to help caregivers support someone who may need help with balance or has limited mobility. They are worn around the person's waist and attached by being securely buckled. The outside of the belt has straps or handles to allow the caregiver to grip the belt when helping the person stand, walk, or sit down. The handles on the belt are safer to hold than grabbing the person directly. Gait belts can be used by physical therapists, nurses, and home caregivers.