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Understanding the individual

Understanding the needs of the individual, addressing both mind and body

The Positive Eight™ philosophy

There is a clear connection between the positive physical, emotional and cognitive effects of maintaining mobility for patients and residents. Decades of experience has shown us that mobility plays a fundamental role in quality of life, improved clinical outcomes and facility efficiency. Some of the prerequisites for mobility – environment, equipment and care skill – are all key aspects of safe and effective care. The Positive Eight™ philosophy is at the core of our approach to optimising care. It illustrates the clear connection between the effects of mobility and immobility on both a resident’s physical and mental well-being. Care providers are subsequently faced with a double challenge: they must consider not only the mobility level of a resident but also to take into account the cognitive level and responsive behaviours he or she might display.

 

Dementia care personas

Ron, Alice and Stacy represent some common personas in dementia care and have been developed to assist you in identifying individual needs and selecting appropriate solutions that support activities of daily living

The Mobility Gallery™

The Mobility Gallery™ is an assessment tool based on five different levels of mobility, named in alphabetic order from A to E.
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