Understanding Mobility Aids

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About 93% of people living in residential aged care facilities and half of Australians living with disability use mobility aids. Therefore, as a healthcare worker, you are likely to interact with clients using mobility aids. Do you know how to appropriately care for these people and ensure they stay safe?

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Mobility aids help to improve the functional capacity of people who have difficulty ambulating. They come in a variety of sizes and styles. The person’s abilities, needs, environment and body shape should always be taken into consideration when choosing a mobility aid.


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01 Oct 2020
Was a useful information.
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bronwyn beecroft
23 Jan 2021
Well presented.
Catherine Sinclair
09 Feb 2021
Extremely concise and helpful information for all those who work in aged care.Importance of individual need and assessment was clarified.
Jocelyn Jose
19 Sep 2020
great read !
Stephanie Walsh
07 Jun 2021
Very helpful for my field.
Mary Borromeo
17 Sep 2020
very helpful.
Leigh Hudson
28 Sep 2020
Useful resource for the different types of Mobility aids and what conditions require a particular appliance and why.
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