Emma is most often in bed and requires a special chair to sit
Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver. Equipment should be used to reduce this risk as the patient is unable to actively contribute to the movement. In some cases, such as patients in the terminal stages of cancer or Alzheimer’s dementia, this active contribution may even have to be avoided or may be undesirable. Providing optimum care and/or preventing complications due to immobility, e.g. good skincare, are given priority. Emma is transferred with the help of equipment, such as a sling lift and/or sliding aids within the bed. The goal is to avoid complications caused by long-term bed confinement and make her as comfortable as possible.
- Might be almost completely bedridden, can sit out only in a special chair
- Always dependent on caregiver
- The red of Emma’s blanket indicates a high risk of dynamic and static overload to the caregiver when not using proper equipment
- Stimulation of functional mobility is not a primary goal