Doris needs full assistance for care and transfers
Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver and therefore equipment should be used to reduce this risk. This resident is unable to substantially contribute to the movement.
However, wherever and whenever possible, it is important to activate these resident. The assistance provided for Doris might include transfers with a sling lift.
- Cannot stand and is not able to weight bear through her feet.
- Is able to sit if well supported
- Dependent on caregiver in most situations
- The orange of her blouse indicates a high risk of dynamic and static overload to the caregiver when not using proper equipment
- 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.
To architects and planners
In order to ensure that you are best able to meet the needs of your residents/patients, we have compiled a series of informative documents to advise you on how to understand the varying levels of functional mobility, and how to utilise our products and solutions in the most effective way.
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