Geriatric Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a comparatively new field of medicine, the development of which has occurred primarily because of successes in other areas of medicine. Historically, people did not survive acute illness, so rehabilitation was moot. Because coping with old age, chronic illness, and disability are relatively novel, rehabilitation does not have the long experience available to other areas of medicine. Thus, theoretical constructs for treatment of disability and rehabilitation are, comparatively speaking, less developed. For this reason, the field of rehabilitation is less ready for definitive randomized trials than are other areas of geriatric medicine. 

The physical and cognitive changes that occur during the aging process can make life very difficult for many people. This is especially true for individuals who are used to being independent during the first part of their lives. This time in a person’s life can be extremely overwhelming for a number of reasons. Geriatric counseling is a type of counseling meant to offer assistance to older adults during this difficult transition period in their lives. Professionals in this field typically assist elderly individuals with a number of problems, from mental health issues to finding transportation. In general, they are typically there in order to help make the lives of older adults easier and more comfortable.

  • Psychological Aspects
  • Community Ambulation
  • Cognitive Screening in Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Risk of Failure in Prescribed Medications
  • Community ambulaton

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