Rehabilitation for the Older Patient
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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.
KeywordsPatient-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
- 12.Barthel Index; www.racgp.org.au
- 13.Functional Independence Measure (FIM); www.rehabmeasures.org
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- 16.Timed Up and Go (TUG); www.rehabmeasures.org
- 17.Modified Berg & Berg Balance; www.rehabmeasures.org
- 20.SF 36 Item short form Survey – Quality of Life Measure; www.rand.org