Older People's Rehabilitation Team
One of the teams working as part of the Multidisciplinary Therapy Team to respond flexibly to the rehabilitation needs of patients both at the site and on returning home.
Rehabilitation is a process that aims to restore the functional capacities of a disabled person. Older people who may benefit from rehabilitation typically have a major disability of recent onset. They have had a hip fracture or other fracture, a fall-related injury, or a major illness (such as severe cardiac failure); or they have ongoing severe osteoarthritis or Parkinson's disease.
The major goal of rehabilitation programs for older people is to assist them to manage personal activities of daily living, most commonly mobility and self-care, without the assistance of another person. If this is not possible, the goal to return home can still be achieved through the use of adaptive techniques, equipment and social care provision.
Our therapy team are geared towards maximising the level of independence of each individual in order to satisfy there unique needs and desires. Some patients may require a short period of rehabilitation after they leave hospital, from intermediate care or community services, to help complete their recovery.
Karen Servadei (Therapy Services Manager): 020 8836 4682
Photis Garipis (Clinical Manager): 020 8836 5077