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Bariatric Care Mobility Gallery

The bariatric Mobility Gallery aims to identify and assess different patients and residents in order to assist facilities in creating environments with the appropriate equipment, and correctly trained care teams with the skills and knowledge to provide safe, quality care for residents and patients with minimal risk of injury to their caregivers.
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Meet the residents/patients

In both long-term care and acute care, the number of plus size patients are increasing, and many facilities do not have the correct equipment to meet their changing needs. In the case of plus-size patients and residents, choosing the right equipment may depend not just on their level of mobility, but also on their individual body shape and weight distribution as these two factors can impact how a plus size patient is assisted.
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Albert

This patient/resident can perform daily activities independently, but may have minor difficulties with balance
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Barbara

This patient/resident is partially capable of performing daily activities independently and the assistance she requires is not generally too demanding for the caregiver.
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Carl

This patient/resident is unable to perform daily activities without assistance but is able to contribute to the action or perform part of the action independently.
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Doris

This patient/resident is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing in any substantial or reliable way.
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Emma

This patient/resident is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing to their care or transfers.
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The Positive Eight

The Positive Eight philosophy visualises the potential positive effects that arise from improving or maintaining a person’s mobility through application of the best care skills, an efficient work environment and the proper equipment.

Download materials

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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Body shape and weight distribution