geriatric intervention

geriatric intervention

A manoeuvre intended to improve evaluation, ergonomics, discharge, rehabilitation, and implementation of changes in health for older patients.

Examples
Specialised acute-care units, emphasis on independence in self-care, detailed discharge planning, and avoidance of iatrogenic illness. Data suggest that geriatric interventions result in a 2-fold improvement in functionality.

geriatric intervention

A maneuver intended to improve evaluation, ergonomics–ie, physical plant, discharge, rehabilitation, implementation of changes in health for older Pts. Cf Elder abuse.
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The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) study added nutritional guidance, physical exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk factor management to the treatment of half of 1,260 participants who were between ages 60 and 77 years.
Professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, and colleagues reported on the results of the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), a two-year randomized controlled trial of 1,260 participants age 60 to 77 with modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's.
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