An integrated practice approach to mobility care for older people
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An integrated practice approach to mobility care for older people

Janice Taylor Researcher, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University (Clayton Campus)
Heather Hill Consultant in dementia care, Quality Care: Quality Relationships
Kate Kay Research associate, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Melbourne campus), Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mobility is important to older people in nursing homes and residential facilities since it contributes to their health and quality of life. Many residents in such facilities require some form of assistance to move and accomplish activities of daily living. Therefore, nurses and healthcare assistants should have the knowledge and skills to provide effective mobility care. This article discusses three important aspects of mobility care: safety, mobility optimisation and person-centred approaches to care. Safety is important as residents and staff are at risk of injury during mobility care. Mobility optimisation is essential to ensure residents maintain their independence. Person-centred approaches to care are central to providing an integrated approach to mobility care.

Nursing Standard. 30, 29, 51-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.29.51.s47

Correspondence

janice.taylor@monash.edu

Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Received: 08 September 2015

Accepted: 22 December 2015

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