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Rehabilitation for the Older Patient

  • Tara BallEmail author
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Abstract

  • Functional assessments and outcome measures are important in rehabilitation.

  • Interdisciplinary team approach is the key to success.

  • Patient-centred goals are important to aim for.

  • Discharge planning should start early.

  • Integration into community and continued care after the rehabilitation should be provided as necessary.

Keywords

Patient-centered Goals Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) Discharge Care Plan Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Self-care Tasks 
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References—Tools Discussed in the Chapter

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    Barthel Index; www.racgp.org.au
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    Functional Independence Measure (FIM); www.rehabmeasures.org
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    Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS); www.gpaustralia.org.au
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    Timed Up and Go (TUG); www.rehabmeasures.org
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    Modified Berg & Berg Balance; www.rehabmeasures.org
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    SF 36 Item short form Survey – Quality of Life Measure; www.rand.org

Copyright information

© The Editor(s)  2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lingard Private HospitalMerewetherAustralia

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