Emma is most often in bed and requires a special chair to sit
Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver. Equipment should be used to reduce this risk as the patient is unable to actively contribute to the movement. In some cases, such as patients in the terminal stages of cancer or Alzheimer’s dementia, this active contribution may even have to be avoided or may be undesirable. Providing optimum care and/or preventing complications due to immobility, e.g. good skincare, are given priority. Emma is transferred with the help of equipment, such as a sling lift and/or sliding aids within the bed. The goal is to avoid complications caused by long-term bed confinement and make her as comfortable as possible.
- Might be almost completely bedridden, can sit out only in a special chair
- Always dependent on caregiver
- The red of Emma’s blanket indicates a high risk of dynamic and static overload to the caregiver when not using proper equipment
- Stimulation of functional mobility is not a primary goal
The mobility gallery plays a key role in empowering movement in both acute and long-term care, by enabling an assessment of an individual’s level of mobility, and how this will impact the quality of care.
Designing for Emma
Arjo collaborates closely with architects, nursing home executives, safe patient handling experts, residents and relatives, allowing us to successfully design spaces to suit the individual patient’s needs.
To architects and planners
In order to ensure that you are best able to meet the needs of your residents/patients, we have compiled a series of informative documents to advise you on how to understand the varying levels of functional mobility, and how to utilise our products and solutions in the most effective way.
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