Emma is most often in bed and cannot maintain her own position when sitting or lying down
In bed, Emma is fully supported by her mattress and pillows, showing that she cannot maintain her own position when sitting or lying down. Emma’s hands lie passively at her side to show that she cannot participate in grasping even small items. Emma cannot raise her head, so is unable to contribute to any basic movement such as turning over.
- Might be almost completely bedridden, can sit out only in a special chair
- Always dependent on caregiver
- Emma’s red clothing indicates that she presents a high risk of static and dynamic physical overload to caregivers when not using proper equipment
- Stimulation of functional mobility is not a primary goal
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 Emma
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.