Policy All Care Plans will reflect the need for Service Users to be independent in movement as much as possible. Attention will be given to Care that promotes good posture and health to minimise avoidable physical and mental deterioration. Compassionate Care Team Ltd will promote a culture of managing risk positively which includes involving everybody working together to achieve positive outcomes. Compassionate Care Team Ltd will adhere to the Care Act 2014 by a means of adopting preventative approaches to promoting independence and wellbeing. Procedure: Risk Assessment Risk assessments to support full independent mobility, as far as possible, will be in place for all Service Users.Staff should refer to the moving and handling documentation. Assessment of physical ability to stand, transfer and move will be made by suitably qualified, trained and experienced staff. When supporting Service Users with mobility, staff will ensure dignity is maintained and assistance is provided to ensure safe support whilst encouraging independence. Where risks cannot be minimised or where Service Users need further input to continue to be as independent as possible, staff will refer to specialist healthcare professionals for guidance and support in a timely manner.
Care Plan Care Plans will show the appropriate safe management of mobility for every Service User. For Service Users who can mobilise independently, Care Plans should reflect the need to maintain good levels of physical activity to promote healthy lifestyles.
For Service Users who cannot mobilise independently, Care Plans should identify where referral to other members of the multidisciplinary team have been made and any recommended actions or activities that are required.
Staff should consider preferred and optimum times that the Service User is able to mobilise and ensure that any medication requirements are considered.
Building Mobility into Daily Activity The following practices should be considered to promote increased opportunities for Service Users: • Staff are referred to the available resources and can signpost the Service User to any local physical activity opportunities within their local community • Staff are trained to provide Care in an enabling way that focusses on outcomes and easily achievable goals
Equipment All equipment to support mobility will be maintained in a clean, safe and usable condition. All damage to equipment will be immediately reported and addressed. The equipment will not be used and will be removed until it is repaired or replaced. All equipment for individual use will be used solely for the specific Service User. Audit and Review Compassionate Care Team Ltd will seek feedback from Service Users and/or their family members in relation to the promotion of mobility and how this can be improved. Feedback should include information about community involvement, environmental considerations, positive risk management and staff attitudes.
Observation of care practice should form part of the suite of quality assurance measures overseen by Miss Naomi Bennett and feedback should be provided to staff at Compassionate Care Team Ltd.
Training and Education All staff, as part of their core induction, will receive training to work with Service Users in a person-centred, outcome-focused way to promote independence programmes.
Staff will be trained with safe mobilising practices and have access to a range of resources and guidance for maintaining physical health.