Geriatric rehabilitation is maintaining and improving the general health and ability of elderly individuals. We commonly work with elderly patients helping optimise their quality and enjoyment of life. We will carry out a full functional assessment and work with you and your family to set realistic short and long term goals.
Deterioration of health is the process in which our mental and physical health becomes progressively worse over time. As individuals grow older there is often a natural decline in the ability to walk, climb the stairs or stand up from a chair. This can be frustrating and disabling for the elderly population and increase the need for assistance from family or care givers.
Cognitive function or long-standing medical condition.
Muscle strengthening exercises
Range of motion exercises
Core stability exercises
The elderly patient will be assessed for carrying out a range of functional activities such as getting in/out of bed, standing up, walking, climbing the stairs, and using the bathroom. If required, mobility aids and equipment can be recommended and supplied to make functional tasks easier and safer. These may include but are not limited to a walking stick, a zimmer frame, a kitchen trolley, a bath seat, and grab rails.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GERIATRIC REHABILITATION ?
Being involved in an Geriatric rehabilitation program, we can provide a number of benefits to you. Our physiotherapists will devise a personalised treatment programme to help you achieve the following outcomes:
Regaining your independence
Maximise your safety
Reducing the risk of falling
Restoring your confidence
Improving your quality of life
Helping you to carry out activities of daily living
Improving mobility indoors and outdoors
Maintaining your muscle strength
Balance and walking re-education
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM GERIATRIC REHABILITATION ?
Physiotherapy for Geriatric rehabilitation can be extremely useful if you have had a fall, accident or would just like to improve your independence and functional capabilities.
Our physiotherapists commonly work with elderly people who have:
Recently deteriorated in their mobility
Recently been discharge from hospital
Fallen or have a high risk of falling
Recently had an accident
Pain that is limiting them
Recently had an operation
An interest in improving their independence and functional abilities