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.
|Title of host publication||Textbook of Geriatric Medicine|
|Place of Publication||India|
|Publisher||Paras Medical Publisher|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- older people