Rehabilitation and Older People

Rabin Bhandari, Venugopal Kochiyil, Maria Crotty

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    Abstract

    Rehabilitation assists recovery of independence in mobility, self-care and return to community living after illness and injury. As people age, they are more likely to suffer with disabilities. Following a hospital admission, they take longer to recover and treating teams need to focus on not just the disease, but any associated dependency. When older people are asked about their p1iorities after suffering illnesses such as stroke, a key aim is to stay as independent as possible and the domains that seem to be associated with higher levels of quality of life are being able to walk and being able to dress, eat and toilet independently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTextbook of Geriatric Medicine
    EditorsPratap Sanchetee
    Place of PublicationIndia
    PublisherParas Medical Publisher
    Pages751-774
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9788181914187
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • older people
    • rehabilitation
    • Dependence
    • mobility

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    Bhandari, R., Kochiyil, V., & Crotty, M. (2014). Rehabilitation and Older People. In P. Sanchetee (Ed.), Textbook of Geriatric Medicine (pp. 751-774). Paras Medical Publisher.