Basis for treatment success
If you are an elderly person and come to the hospital after an accident or due to an illness, there is the possibility of admission to our specialized department for acute geriatrics. The reason behind this is that such serious events can reduce the well-being and quality of life in old age more severely, and for a longer period than in younger years.
With treatment and care tailored to your needs, we can help you return to your everyday life before hospital admission, for such geriatric acute rehabilitation, a treatment period of seven to fourteen days is usual.
Before admission to acute geriatrics, we carry out what is known as an old-age medical assessment. Together, we will examine which resources are available to you and whether you would benefit from specialized treatment. We also check what nursing, psychological and social support you need.
The goal of this rehabilitation is to allow you to return to your usual environment whenever possible.
Good guidance, from check-in to check-out
The diagnosis and therapy of multiple interrelated medical problems is complex. It requires a specialized approach and close cooperation between different disciplines.
Individual therapy plan
Taking stock and careful diagnostics enable the doctors to draw up a treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and goals. Our specialists review this throughout the treatment and update it continuously as needed.
Procedure of acute geriatric rehabilitation
Examination on admission
- Treatment by a geriatric team under age related medical management
- Standardized geriatric check-up at treatment initiation.
- Intensive therapy program
- Weekly meetings with the treatment team
- Activation of care by specially trained staff, with the aim of enabling independence
- Psychological counseling and assessment (neuropsychology), supplemented as needed with geriatric psychiatric expertise
- Improvement and stabilization of the nutritional status
- Talk with the family before planned exit
- Standardized geriatric check-up at the end of therapy
The therapy team
The interprofessional team for acute geriatrics at Männedorf Hospital includes doctors and nurses as well as numerous other specialists, for example from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutritional counseling, social counseling and hospital chaplaincy.