Doris needs full assistance for care and transfers
Doris is sitting in a supportive, reclined ‘tilt in space’ wheelchair with both feet off the floor to illustrate that she is unable to place weight on her feet. Although Doris does not have the ability to sit upright without considerable support and may not be able to actively contribute to transfers or care tasks, she may be able to hold small items and could perhaps feed herself or use a washcloth.
- Dependent on caregiver in most situations
- Doris’ dark orange blouse indicates that she presents a medium to high risk of static and dynamic physical overload for caregivers
- Stimulation of functional mobility 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 Doris
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.