Long-term Care - Positive Eight: Sufficient space, proper aids and correct working techniques
- Improved vital bodily functions, such as the heart, lungs, circulation, skin and musculoskeletal system
- Reduced immobility acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, thrombosis, pneumonia, incontinence, dizziness
- The core pre-requisites aid maintenance of patient or resident mobility and risk of falls
- More mobile residents have greater ability, independence equating to better self worth, patient/resident satisfaction and quality of life
- Reduced need for assistance through more mobile, less dependent patient/residents
- Reduced strain on the caregiver resulting in fewer related injuries.
- Better physical and psychological well-being health of caregivers will improve staff productivity and staff retention as a result of less sick leave and turnover.
- Improved quality of care outcomes at less cost so improves financial outcome for facility.