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Carl

This resident/patient is incapable of performing daily activities without assistance, but is able to contribute to the action or perform part of the action independently.

arjo-insights-mobility-gallery-carlThis resident/patient is incapable of performing daily activities without assistance, but is able to contribute to the action or perform part of the action independently.

Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver. The resulting load for the caregiver would exceed the safe limits for manual handling or static loads. In these cases, equipment should be used to prevent the caregiver from being exposed to unsafe levels.

However, these patients are able to actively contribute to the movement and it is important that they maintain or improve this capacity as far as possible. The assistance provided for Carl might include transfers using a standing and raising aid. It is important to stimulate Carl's remaining capacity and slow down the deterioration of his mobility.

Characteristics:

  • Is able to partially weight bear on at least one leg.  Often sits in a wheelchair and has some trunk stability
  • Dependent on caregiver in many situations
  • A risk of dynamic and static overload for staff when not using proper aids
  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important

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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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