Gait belt provides a secure way for the caregiver to support the patient during the transfer process. Without the use of the gait belt, the caregiver is forced to hang on to the patient's clothing or under the patient's arms. This can cause discomfort or potential injury to both the patient and caregiver. This gait belt allows individuals to assist others when transferring or walking to decrease their chances of falling. This product is made from cotton webbing , and is machine washable.