This patient/resident is able to perform daily activities independently without assistance from another person, yet may need extra balance support.
This patient/resident is partially capable of performing daily activities independently and the assistance she requires is not generally too demanding for the caregiver.
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.
This patient/resident is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing in any substantial or reliable way.
This patient/resident is incapable of performing daily activities independently or actively contributing to their care or transfers.
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.