Carl needs assistance to perform daily activities
Sitting in his wheelchair, Carl has one hand on the rim of one wheel to show that he is still mobile enough to be able to move his wheelchair. He also is able to place one foot on the ground while resting the other on the footplate due to a lower leg injury, communicating that he can partially bear weight. Carl has sufficient static sitting balance to be able to sit upright in his wheelchair without the need for a upper body or head support.
- Often sits in a wheelchair and has some trunk stability
- Dependent on caregiver in most situations
- His orange jersey indicates that he presents a medium risk of static and dynamic physical overload to caregivers who provide assistance without the right equipment.
- Stimulation of functional mobility for Carl is very important
The mobility gallery plays a key role in empowering movement in both acute and long-term care, by enabling an assessment of an individual’s level of mobility, and how this will impact the quality of care.
Designing for Carl
Arjo collaborates closely with architects, nursing home executives, safe patient handling experts, residents and relatives, allowing us to successfully design spaces to suit the individual patient’s needs.
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.