Barbara is able to look after herself and mobilise with a little support
This patient is partly capable of performing daily activities independently and the assistance she requires is not generally physically demanding for the caregiver. Assistance may consist of verbal support, feedback or instructions, but light physical assistance may also be necessary. This assistance can be provided in combination with small aids (walking aids, support or grips and handles) or adaptation to the patients environment. Barbara’s remaining capability should be stimulated.
- Can support herself and may use crutches
- Dependent on the caregiver in some situations
- Usually no risk of dynamic overload for the caregiver
- The yellow of her trousers indicates there is slight risk of static or dynamic overload to the caregiver if the proper equipment is not used
- 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 Barbara
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.