The prevalence of severe pain in these patients raises the risk for functional impairment and underscores the crucial role of screening for and treating it, investigators say.
A self-care item recently introduced to the Minimum Data Set allows therapeutic teams to better assess a resident’s prior health status and help predict what is needed for recovery, investigators say.
The results suggest that older patients should be prioritized for rehab interventions with the goal of restoring functional mobility to pre-disease levels, investigators say.
The number of adults with activity-limiting arthritis is growing, especially among seniors, according to a new analysis of national survey data.
New findings suggest that people accumulate brain pathologies that may measurably impact their lives well before a stroke occurs, investigators say.
A conservative mix of treatments for base-of-the-thumb osteoarthritis is more successful than standard therapies alone, investigators say.
A new study highlights the importance of monitoring ambulatory function after cancer, particularly in older survivors, the researchers say.
Today’s elders appear to have greater physical and cognitive function than they did in the 1990s. The consequences of this trend are a mixed bag, Finnish investigators say.
Nearly a third of people being treated for early dementia may instead have functional cognitive disorder, a manageable and possibly reversible condition.
Clinicians should anticipate long-term rehabilitative care needs in COVID-19 survivors and prepare accordingly, say investigators.
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