Scientific Sessions

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Geriatric Rehabilitation (GR) aims to enhance the quality of life for older adults, especially those with debilitating impairments and/or frailty, by either restoring function or improving residual functional capability. The current approach to rehabilitation focuses on promoting function and well-being, rather than solely addressing the disease itself. By providing rehabilitation to elderly individuals, they can maintain their independence in daily activities while also experiencing an improved quality of life. Geriatric rehabilitation covers a wide range of conditions, including normal age-related changes due to disuse and deconditioning, cardiovascular disorders like vascular disease and stroke, and skeletal difficulties such as osteoporosis and arthritic conditions like knee and hip replacements. Physical medicine physicians, also known as physiotherapists, utilize rehabilitation techniques to assist patients in regaining their pre-injury quality of life. They may employ physical, occupational, and speech therapies to achieve this objective. Additionally, geriatric rehabilitation plays a crucial role in intermediate care settings. In these cases, patients are referred by hospitals or family doctors for short-term intensive physical therapy, typically following joint, tendon, or ligament repair, or when elderly patients experience a decline in their condition due to medication non-compliance, requiring physical medicine and rehabilitation care.

  • Geriatric Care
  • Geriatric Rehab
  • Mental Care