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Geriatric Rehabilitation — The Present State and Further Developments

  • J. Rustemeyer
Conference paper

Abstract

Geriatric rehabilitation is the basic term for a whole series of procedures attempting to improve the health and social setting of older people who are ill and/or disabled. As a clinician, I shall dwell on those aspects with which I deal daily in my work as chief physician of a geriatric rehabilitation hospital. A geriatric rehabilitation hospital in West Germany is a special hospital for older patients with the task of providing both geriatric general care and specific measures for chlinical rehabilitation. These hospitals are subdivided into:
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    Geriatric rehabilitation hospitals for acute care with an average hospital stay of about 40 days

     
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    Geriatric rehabilitation hospitals for longer term patients with an average stay exceeding 60 days

     

Keywords

Europe Gravel Dinated Plague 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rustemeyer
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  1. 1.Klinik für medizinische Rehabilitation und GeriatrieHannover 71Germany

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