BEKA Hospitec
mobility groups

Making targeted choices

As premium manufacturer of technical aid resources for care and rehabilitation facilities, it is of very special concern to us to make everyday life for nursing staff and residents easier in an active way and to influence it positively. Care-dependent people vary in their differing capabilities, interests and limitations and, with this, in their dependence on care personnel. In order to meet the specific requirements of all residents, we offer a broad product portfolio with many options.

The choice of products can be daunting for decision makers and planners from the start. With BEKA Hospitec mobility groups we want to support those interested in gaining a best possible overview of the suitability of our appliances.

There are 5 BEKA Hospitec mobility groups, which differ in respect of the residents’ mobility levels. The categorisation is based on the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and the Functional Independent Measure (FIM). They do not constitute a clinically applicable assessment with regards to the mobility of individual residents, but serve as a reliable estimating tool when planning appropriate procurements for care facilities.

Group 1

Residents who are completely independent of the nursing staff with their activities of daily living

  • They are completely independent or only slightly
    dependent with regard to their mobility using,
    e.g. walking sticks
  • They may have symptom-related restrictions
    of certain activities
  • They may sometimes complain about retardations
    of their own abilities (CFS 4, FIM 7)

Our recommendations for Group 1:

  • Seat- and reclining tubs
  • Care tubs with integrated transfer chair
  • Seat lifter for bathing and showering

Group 2

Residents who can walk freely with mobility aids (rollator, zimmer frame, etc.) but who are spatially, physically and temporally restricted in mobility

  • They are dependent on others only
    with very diffi cult or complex activities of daily life
  • Most complain of a slowdown in physical and mental activity
    (CFS 5, FIM 5/6)

Our recommendations for Group 2:

  • Lifting tubs
  • Seat- and reclining tubs
  • Care tubs with integrated transfer chair
  • Seat lifter for bathing and showering

Group 3

Residents who can move independently using aids (rollators, wheelchairs)

  • Movement over distances and time is very limited. It takes place only within the nursing home, hospital or rehabilitation centre
  • In most cases, residents can only place their weight on one or rarely both legs
  • They have sufficient core stability to sit upright without assistance for longer periods
  • They need assistance from nursing staff in many of their daily
    activities (bathing, getting dressed) (CFS 6, FIM 3/4)

Our recommendations for Group 3:

  • Lifting tubs
  • Seat- and reclining tubs
  • Care tubs with integrated transfer chair
  • Seat lifter for bathing and showering
  • Stand-up / Raising aids

Group 4

Residents who are mostly bedridden, with severely restricted mobility and who are not in a position to survive on their own because

  • Their mobilisation in a sitting position is possible for longer periods (e.g. in a nursing chair)
  • In every area there is a complete dependence on the nursing staff in the activities of their daily life (hygiene, food intake, etc.)
  • There is no increased mortality risk (life expectancy over 6 months), CFS 7, FIM 2)

Our recommendations for Group 4:

  • Lifting tubs
  • Seat- and reclining tubs with ceiling lifter
  • Stretcher type lifter
  • Sling hoists
  • Ceiling lifter

Group 5

Residents who are completely bedridden

  • These are completely dependent on the nursing staff in all their activities of daily life
  • They have a high mortality risk (life expectancy less than 6 months)
  • They can only be brought to an upright position (seat or bench) for a very short time or not at all (CFS 8/9, FIM 1)

Our recommendations for Group 5:

  • Lifting tubs
  • Shower trolleys
  • Stretcher type lifter
  • Sling hoists
  • Ceiling lifter