The Positive Eight in action
Sufficient space, the proper mechanical aids and correct working techniques are the optimum conditions to promote mobility (1), which maintains the capacity of the heart, lungs and blood circulation (2). This reduces the risk of pneumonia, and other common complications (3).
As a result, residents are more active and maintain their quality of life (4). Residents require less assistance, reducing strain on the carer (5). With fewer work-related injuries, carers become more productive and psychological wellbeing improves (6). Job satisfaction rises, so staff turn-over falls and sick leave decreases (7), which enhances the quality of care and reduces both short and longterm costs for the care facility (8).