Nvq Level 2 Social Care

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Provide support for mobility.
      1.1. Define mobility.

Mobility means the movement of individuals from a particular place or position to another whilst ensuring that their independence is maintained e.g. moving from a wheelchair to a bed or moving from one bed position to another .
The definition of mobility is according to the dictionary is the ability to move independently. To me the definition of mobility would be being able to have control and use of my limbs and would lean towards the walking aspect of mobility – to be mobile makes me think of walking and being able to drive, not be restricted in my movement or ability to get around go to the shops when I feel like or visit family members and of course work!

      1.2. Explain how different health condition may affect and be affected by mobility.

Strokes, fractures and dislocations, muscle weakness or stiffness due to arthritis may make mobility more difficult. With strokes the person may not have good balance and partial paralysis on one side which can make the person more at risk of falling.

Operations - When a person has an operation they are usually told to rest, how long depends on the severity of the operation and which part of the body is affected. The patient/individual/service user may also experience quite a lot of pain which will and can affect mobility. When you are in a lot of pain you can’t move around like you could if you were pain free, the same can be said for a person with stitches as you don't want to exert too much pressure on the area that has been stitched. There is also the pain medication to take into consideration, there are lots of pain medications that can cause drowsiness along with other side effects, It’s not advised to drive whilst on these types of medication and that would also include the use of a mobility scooter.

Amputation – This can quite obviously affect mobility especially if the limb(s) amputated are a leg or legs. There are options to...