Supporting Resident Mobility

Supporting Resident Mobility 

This course will teach you how to assist clients with maintaining their mobility safely while using good body mechanics. This course will describe changes that occur as we age that can impact mobility, as well as ways to prevent mobility decline and promote client independence. In addition, this course will discuss body mechanic techniques to minimize injury when helping clients with mobility.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Personal Assistance Services (PAS), Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034651

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-PMM-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Explain how changes in the musculoskeletal system affect mobility.
Describe the importance of proper body mechanics when assisting with mobility.
Describe the steps used to assist a client with ambulation and transfers.
Identify at least two ways to prevent a decline in mobility.
Define at least five words used when discussing mobility.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Basics of Mobility




Section 3: Musculoskeletal System


How the Musculoskeletal System Ages




Section 4: Assisting with Mobility

Get to Know Your Client


Proper Body Mechanics


Transfer Aides

Assisting with Ambulation



Section 5: Promoting Independence

Encouraging Independence





Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Kim Matthews, RN
Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Disclosure: Kim Matthews, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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