Rehabilitative Care

A growing number of seniors are opting for long-term residential care for various reasons. Among them, many have complex physical and medical needs, necessitating nursing rehabilitation to enhance or sustain their functional abilities.

Numerous older individuals residing in long-term care exhibit a spectrum of intricate health issues, necessitating rehabilitation within their care regimen. The perspectives and competencies of nurses play a pivotal role in fostering residents’ autonomy and self sufficiency; however, nurses’ views on rehabilitation’s integration into nursing duties diverge. While aging heightens the likelihood of disability, it does not inherently equate to illness, infirmity, or frailty. Thus, nurses and the AdvantAGE rehabilitation team prioritise individuals’ capabilities and aspirations over conventional stereotypes.

Nursing rehabilitation occurs across various healthcare settings, with nurses playing a crucial role in empowering patients to enhance their independence, make choices, and reclaim control over their lives. It is easier said than done because the physical and cognitive issues experienced by older people made rehabilitation more difficult. At advantAGE, patients highly value the continuous support and presence of nurses throughout their rehabilitation journey.

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Effective rehabilitative nursing for older adults correlates with positive care outcomes, including reduced incidence of falls, improved pain management, and prevention of pressure ulcers. Over the past two decades, our experience has demonstrated the significant advantages individuals in our assisted living care receive from high-quality services, encompassing proactive toileting, regular exercise, and support for maximum independence. Hence, our rehabilitation program prioritises a comprehensive and holistic approach to nursing care tailored to address geriatric conditions.

A member of our rehabilitation team will assess our geriatric patient to identify any cognitive, perceptual, or physical challenges affecting their independence. Collaborating with the patient and their family, the occupational therapist and physiotherapist will develop a rehabilitation program tailored to achieve functional goals. This may involve activities such as upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive exercises, or practicing daily tasks like dressing or kitchen activities. Additionally, the team may teach the patient new strategies to regain independence. As the patient progresses toward discharge, the team may also conduct a home environment assessment to ensure a smooth transition.

The responsibilities of Our Rehabilitation Team can be summarised as follows:
  • Assisting in physical recovery and enhancing well-being by preserving quality of life and striving to improve or restore function whenever feasible.
  • Supporting independence and personal autonomy in daily activities.
  • Minimising the risk of secondary complications and associated conditions.
  • Minimising the risk of secondary complications and associated conditions.
  • Addressing psychosocial, emotional and nutritional needs comprehensively.
  • Offering specialised Neuro-Rehabilitative care to both patients and their families.