Geriatric Rehabilitation


Composing this blog from the source: Geriatric syndromes—vascular disorders. Article published by Timo E. Strandberg, Kaisu H. Pitkälä, Reijo S. Tilvis, Desmond O’Neill & Timo J. Erkinjuntti

As lifestyle gets modified, food habits change there are a lot of disorders and medical conditions that affect every population. The same applies to the old age population also. The Indian population gives lots of respect to our older generations as they worked very hard to raise us. We live in a fast lifestyle where humans run for everything, many times people fail to look at their medical conditions. One part of people who earn more sends their old parents to some old age home or nurseries where they take care of them. On the other hand, those who can’t afford medical expenses just leave them unnoticed, convincing them it’s time for them to leave this earth blaming ageing. Where both different mindsets people forget that the old aged population needs attention and care from family members.

At old aged people get lots of health complications because of ageing, let’s discuss a few conditions,

  • Frailty
  • Cognitive decline and dementia syndrome
  • Delirium
  • Depression, apathy, self-neglect
  • Gait disturbance falls, and fracture
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dizziness and hearing and vision impairments
  • Incontinence
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer and related problems

These are common conditions that need attention to avoid losing a life if unnoticed. Most of these conditions can be treated conservatively without much involvement of surgery or other kinds of complex medical procedure involvement.

Rehabilitation from different departmental therapists makes sense for geriatric population to live their life to the fullest until they survive without totally depending on others.

We at mokshaa under one roof, as an interdisciplinary team of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy along with ayurvedic service, we care for our senior citizens by giving them appropriate therapy for their wellbeing. Therapists at Mokshaa start our rehabilitation process by evaluating, taking assessments, monitoring, giving intervention, modifying the environment and home for their convenience, educating both client and their caregivers, and managing the condition from readmission.

There are many possibilities for the geriatric population as they are on the degenerative path. Only a few appreciate and feel the need for intervention for the old lives. However, for those who can afford it in terms of time and money, it does not only help to delay the degeneration but improve the overall quality of life. Once this is done well and it reaches the community there can be regular outreach possible. The use of a balance system for fall prevention, hand tutor for cognitive training as well as group therapy for motivation could comprise a decent package offered by Mokshaa.

Let’s start noticing our parents, grandparents to make them live a happy life which they deserve, by showing lots of love towards them with adequate needed therapy for their medical condition.

Sweatha Rameshbabu

Occupational therapist

Certified in Hand splinting and Adaptive device