geriatric day care

geriatric day care

[jer′ē·at′rik]
Etymology: Gk, geras, old age; AS, daeg + L, garrire, chatter
an ambulatory health care facility for elderly people who require continual supervision or assistance. It usually offers a broad range of professional and community services to maximize functional independence of the patients and may provide respite from care for family members during the day.
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OOPS: Brian Askew (right), chairman of the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, opened the geriatric day care unit at St Luke's Hospital in 1983 and is pictured with Kirklees mayor Clr Alf Ramsden.
KITTED OUT: Sister in charge Sister Elizabeth Jobes in the dental surgery section of a pounds 750,000 geriatric day care unit at St Luke's in 1 983.
It will also provide geriatric day care and rehabilitation services.

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