Care under pressure
The global demand for healthcare is growing and evolving. In the future, millions of new jobs in health and social care need to be created, while care facilities are under mounting pressure to reduce their operational costs and inefficiencies.
A question of resources
Many facilities are already struggling to find the capacity and resources needed to meet the growing demands in healthcare. Especially when it comes to having the right environments, equipment, and care skills in place to deliver sufficient quality of care.
We empower facilities with the tools and insights they need to achieve their clinical, operational and financial goals – ensuring they have the right environments, equipment and care skills needed to meet the future of healthcare.
The Arjo Guide for Architects and Planners
Planning a care facility is about planning for the future, and will impact both the efficiency and quality of care and the work environment for the caregivers.
We have a long history of collaborating closely with architects, nursing home executives, safe patient handling experts, residents and relatives. Our experience has taught us that to create efficient care facilities and to obtain a good working environment, the right combination of environment, equipment and care skills are needed. Therefore it is key to design for sufficient space early in the planning of a new facility.
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Prevent the impact of immobility
The impact of immobility acquired conditions such as pressure injuries and VTE is devastating. These potentially fatal yet preventable conditions cause enormous suffering for patients and result in considerable costs for healthcare providers.
Promote greater mobility with dignity
With immediate or prolonged immobility, the risk of care complications increases considerably – decreasing quality of life and dignity for patients, increasing need for care interventions and rising costs for healthcare facilities.
Protect the wellbeing of caregivers
The healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of nonfatal occupational injuries. Every day, caregivers are at significant risk of work-related injuries, causing unnecessary pain and suffering while draining valuable resources.
Let's empower movement in healthcare
Empowering movement is at the heart of everything we do. It’s at the centre of our product design philosophy. It’s how we help care providers stay agile and effcient. It’s about enabling caregivers to move freely and productively.
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