Carl needs assistance to perform daily activities
Assistance would, if provided without special precautions, lead to the risk of physically overloading the caregiver. 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.
- Is able to partially weight bear on at least one leg.
- Often sits in a wheelchair and has some trunk stability
- The yellow of Carl’s t-shirt indicates that there is risk of dynamic and static overload to the caregiver if the correct equipment is not used
- Stimulation of functional mobility for Carl 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 Carl
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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