Arjo Mobility Gallery

The Mobility Gallery is an assessment and communication tool based on different levels of functional mobility; from completely mobile and independent residents/ patients, to those who are entirely bedridden, named in alphabetic order from Albert to Emma. The Mobility Gallery will aid development of a higher standard of care, stemming from insight into - and monitoring of - the requirements and preconditions for this type of care, as well as for the well-being of caregivers. Choices relating to care are mostly based on resident/ patient assessments, and we must recognise the fact that there is no such thing as a typical resident/patient. In order to plan our residents/ patients’ care, these choices need to be conscious and well balanced. In other words, as well as tailoring care to the individual, there also needs to be some sort of standardisation and classification system. The five levels of mobility are the basis of the Mobility Gallery. Stimulating mobility and ultimately respecting passivity is crucial from a quality of care perspective.

Albert

  • Ambulatory, but may use a walking stick for support

  • Independent, can clean and dress himself

  • Usually no risk of dynamic or static overload for staff

  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important

Barbara

  • Can support herself to some degree and uses walking frame or similar

  • Dependent on caregiver in some situations

  • Usually no risk of dynamic overload for staff. A risk of static overload can occur if not using proper aids

  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important

Carl

  • 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

Doris

  • Cannot stand and is not able to weight bear. Is able to sit if well supported.

  • Dependent on caregiver in most situations

  • A high risk of dynamic and static overload for staff when not using proper aids

  • Stimulation of functional mobility is very important

Emma

  • Might be almost completely bedridden, can sit out only in special chair

  • Always dependent on caregiver

  • A high risk of dynamic and static overload for staff when not using proper aids

  • Stimulation of functional mobility is not a primary goal

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