Postoperative Outcome and Rehabilitation

  • Leo M. CooneyJr.


Successful aging means, for most individuals, that they remain as independent and as functional as possible. Independence means that they can maintain themselves at home with little or no human assistance. The independent old person must be able to bathe, groom, dress, feed, and toilet herself or himself without assistance. The ability to carry out these functions allows old individuals to remain in their own home, limits the care burden on their family, and is a strong indicator of long-term mortality.


Altered Mental Status Physical Restraint Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Acute Confusion 
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