Older Persons Rehabilitation

Where indicated, physiotherapists work to establish how patients were managing their mobility and daily routines prior to coming into hospital and how their current level of function differs.

If required, they will then assess and treat essential functional needs to promote previous independence; the therapists work collaboratively with the rest of the multidisciplinary team, patients and their families to support a safe discharge out of hospital.

The therapists, where appropriate will then refer on to community teams to continue the patients assessment and treatment at home.