Effective diagnosis and therapy of the complex clinical pictures of geriatric patients requires a multi-professional team, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists in addition to nursing and medical services. Other indispensable components are social services and case management.
The primary treatment goal of the geriatric team is to restore the independence of an elderly person, to improve their quality of life, to compensate for permanent limitations, and to prevent or reduce the need for care, but also to provide caring support up to palliative care in the case of irreversible suffering. This also includes the planning and organisation of the patient's further care after discharge, with the close involvement of relatives. Furthermore, preventive measures, as well as instruction, training, and information on important clinical pictures, are of importance.
- Stroke, stroke consequences such as paralysis, swallowing, and speech disorders
- Parkinson's disease and its concomitant diseases/Parkinson's syndrome/ Parkinson's dementia/personality change
- Dementia with comorbidities/dementia prevention
- Dealing with dementia/senile dementia/incipient dementia (Mild cognitive impairment (MIC))/pseudo dementia/vascular dementia
- Joint replacement operations (endoprostheses), amputations
- Osteoarthritis/joint pain/coxarthrosis
- Accidents, possibly with operations
- Osteoporosis (and vertebral fractures)/treatments/diagnosis/prevention/nutrition for osteoporosis
- Arthrosis (osteoarthritis) treatments/therapy/immobilization/ Gonarthrosis (knee arthrosis)/hip arthrosis (coxarthrosis)/spine arthrosis/wrist arthrosis/shoulder arthrosis/ankle arthrosis/polyarthrosis
- Chronic bone and joint diseases
- Diseases of the intervertebral discs
- Chronic cardiovascular diseases
- Arterial occlusive disease
- Pulmonary diseases
- Diabetes mellitus with late complications
- Other internal diseases after prolonged bed confinement
- Patients after long-term ventilation
- Severe multimorbidity
- Alzheimer’s disease/Parkinson’s disease/morbus pick
- Acute/chronic states of confusion
- Gait disorders and risk of falling
- Pain syndromes
- Condition after major surgery or prolonged intensive care with subsequent poor performance or critical illness polyneuropathy
- Impending need for long-term care due to worsening of chronic conditions
- Neurocardiovascular instability
- Ability disorders with or without social impairment
- Nutritional disorders
For our patients
During the first two days after admission, each patient is given a comprehensive so-called ‘geriatric basic assessment’, in which the limitations of independence and mobility, and mental capacity, as well as mood and emotional state, are recorded by means of special tests. The existing and future necessary social support is also examined. Based on the results, we plan both the necessary diagnostics and the individually-tailored therapy. During the inpatient stay, further care is also prepared. If necessary, care classification, outpatient or inpatient care, home emergency calls, or aids are also organised.
About your stay
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