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This resident/patient is able to perform daily activities independently without assistance from another person.


The resident/patient may require special aids or appliances. Generally, there is no risk of physically overloading the caregiver. Albert requires careful monitoring.


  • Ambulatory, but may use a walking stick for support
  • Independent, can clean and dress himself
  • Usually no risk of dynamic or static overload for staff
  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important

Architects & Planners

For over 60 years, we have worked with architects, nursing staff and experts in safe patient handling to formulate guidelines for the construction and refurbishment of health care facilities.

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Positive Eight

The Positive Eightâ„¢ philosophy visualises the potential positive effects for both the caregiver and patient/resident arising from investment in improved patient handling.

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