Rehabilitation

The services involved in helping patients recover their functions and abilities after a serious illness or surgery. Patients in rehabilitation are usually supervised by a rehabilitation physician (also called a physiatrist). They receive the services of physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy, as well as cognitive therapists, dieticians, and prosthetists, as needed.RelevanceA prerequisite of rehabilitation is the ability of the patient to follow commands. If a patient cannot follow commands, they are not eligible for rehabilitation. See also “Rehabilitation Hospital” for more information.

Hip Fractures, an Age-Old, Old Age Misery

In the U.S, there are 300,000 hip fractures a year in people 65 and older, and that number is going up.

/ January 15, 2019

Hospital Discharges are like Expeditions to Antarctica: Be Prepared

Millions of older people enter the hospital each year for elective treatment of serious medical issues such as cancer, heart disease, and quality of life surgeries like joint replacement. Like an Antarctic expedition, a successful hospitalization is almost entirely determined...

/ October 6, 2018