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 strongest evidence for exercise's benefit on cognition maybe from the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability(FINGER).
Efficacy of a comprehensive geriatric intervention in older patients hospitalized for hip fracture: A randomized, controlled trial.
The strongest evidence for exercise's benefit on cognition may be from the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER).
Ortiz, "Efficacy of a comprehensive geriatric intervention in older patients hospitalized for hip fracture: a randomized, controlled trial," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol.
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.
In consequence, it is not unusual for five or more active problems to be addressed over the course of any specialized geriatric intervention. Although disability is at the heart of health care for elderly people, disability measures are likely to be of little relevance for measuring appropriateness of diagnoses, efficacy of counselling, and of palliative care, respite care and environmental adaptation for disability.
It has been asserted that geriatric intervention should be carried out more intensively and over a longer period than was the case in our study[3].
TARGET POPULATION: The HARP screening tool was designed to stratify older medical inpatients for their risk of developing new disabilities in ADLs during acute medical illnesses and hospitalization, who might benefit from geriatric interventions to reduce or prevent functional decline.
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