Maintaining Function in Older Adults / Edition 1

Maintaining Function in Older Adults / Edition 1

by Linda A. Newman
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Elsevier Health Sciences

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Maintaining Function in Older Adults / Edition 1

This book describes an approach to help older disabled persons maintain function and mobility. The group exercise programs described provide a means for the therapist to intervene to maintain function. In addition, falls are a serious and common cause of disability in the elderly; the therapist can evaluate the risk of falls and make recommendations to the caregiver to prevent falls and injuries without the use of restraints. The exercise program supervised by the therapist can effectively maintain mobility and prevent falls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750695688
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/20/1995
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Exercises for a group of ambulatory patients - with or without assistive devices; Exercises in a seated position - regular chair, wheelchair, or geriatric chair; Cardiovascular/pulmonary conditioning; Shoulder disability; Severe cognitive impairment/range of motion and positioning; Communcation/motivation; Preventing falls/maximising independence; Administration/total quality management; Conclusion.

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