Provide Support for Mobility

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Provide support for mobility
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Outcome 1 Understand the importance of mobility

1. define mobility

Mobility is defined as,

* being able to move or be moved freely and easily * the ability to move physically * The ability to move a part of the body

2. explain how different health conditions may affect and be affected by mobility
No matter an individuals age, level of disability or infirmity it is important that everyone maintains some level of exercise. There are a vast range of disabilities and conditions which can result in mobility difficulties. Some of the most common on-going or permanent conditions result from muscular and skeletal disabilities and from on-going medical conditions which affect mobility. Some
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You need to carry out an exercise programme exactly as specified in the care plan and record and report the outcomes and any problems at each step. Others involved in an individual’s mobility activities could include an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, G.P. or community nurse.

If the mobility activities are less formal and the outcome required is to maintain the individual’s mobility on a daily basis this can be done through active support and encouragement. You should encourage the individual to do things for themselves and participate in activity and exercise where possible. An example would be to encourage their participation in household activities You should identify and agree with the individual the best way for them to maintain their mobility and any preferences to the form of exercise they prefer. It is important to ensure the individual agrees as it is important they are willing to participate in order for the programme to work.

2. remove or minimise hazards in the environment before beginning a mobility activity

It is important to carry out a risk assessment of the environment prior to beginning a mobility activity. This is to ensure the health and safety of the individual and yourself and prevent any accidents or injuries from occurring. You need to carry out a risk
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