Our multi-disciplinary team treats older and elderly patients who have suffered a reduction in independence and mobility as a result of an acute or chronic illness.
Treatment could be for:
- Long term convalescence after an acute illness (e. g. infections) or operations (e. g. vascular disease, stomach operations)
- Amputations as a result of diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Stroke or brain haemorrhage (acute or with deterioration of existing neurological deficiencies)
- Other neurological diseases e. g. Parkinson’s Disease
- Liability to fall because of walking difficulties for various reasons
- Bone fractures after surgical or conservative treatment
- Rheumatic conditions, osteoarthritis
- The deterioration of general well-being through various chronic illnesses
A prerequisite for geriatric rehabilitation is the presence of one of the above mentioned conditions linked to one or more related illnesses, very old age, as well as a concrete therapy plan and being currently likely to achieve successful rehabilitation.
The aim of the treatment is the best possible return to a safe everyday life as well as improving existing reduced functional ability, to allow the patient to return to a normal life at home (possibly with some help) and to avoid the need to be in a Care situation.
At the onset of the rehabilitation an individual care plan will be devised for each patient, taking into consideration their medical history and their current life circumstances, so that a realistic treatment plan can be formulated.
Regular team meetings with all the specialist areas concerned (doctors, specialised qualified care personnel, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, social services and nutritionists) give rise to discussions about what has been achieved, and what should be planned for the future.
If required, before being allowed home advice will be given on help that is available, or this can be organised (in certain cases following a home visit), as well as organising further care including advice to relatives.
Dr med Martina Kessler
Head of the Medical Department
Specialist in clinical geriatrics; Physical Therapy
Graurheindorfer Strasse 137
Telephone secretarial office 0228 6833-310
Fax secretarial office 0228 6833-429