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


Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver. Equipment should be used to eliminate this risk. This patient/resident is unable to substantially contribute to the movement.

However, wherever and whenever possible, it is important to activate these patients/residents. The assistance provided for Doris might include transfers with a sling lift. One extra point to remember is prevention, when it comes to the problems associated with immobility, e.g. provide good skincare.

It is important to slow down the deterioration of her mobility.


  • Cannot stand and is not able to bear any weight. Can sit if well supported
  • Dependent on caregiver in most situations
  • A high risk of dynamic and static overload for staff when not using proper aids
  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important