AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 21, 2022: Family Matters

If we do everything for patients while they are in the hospital and do not promote self-care and mobility, then the patient becomes weaker and has a higher risk of falling and readmission after discharge. Family members need your help to keep patients as functional and strong as possible while in your care, to help them be successful in caring for their loved one when they go home.

Engage family members when they come to visit by role modeling how they can help their loved one optimize their function! If your unit has a Function Focused Care bulletin board, show it to family members so they can learn ways to keep their loved one moving once they are home, and understand how it can positively impact their health and well-being.

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