What is geriatrics?
Geriatrics is a field of medicine which specializes in health conditions that afflict patients 65 years of age or older.
Geriatrics assumes a holistic approach towards patients, and provides for psychological, memory-related, medical and social issues experienced by the same patient.
Geriatric patients can be subdivided into three groups:
The first age group includes patients who have recently retired. They generally participate in raising their grandchildren and in various volunteering activities within their communities.
Consequently, we should find a growing number of persons 85 years of age or older.
Geriatrics focuses on the following:
The Rehabilitation Wing at the "Shmuel Ha'rofe" Geriatric Center is a multidisciplinary department which includes specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
Each staff member is specifically-trained in their area of expertise.
As a consequence, patients admitted into the Wing receive superb and world-class care and treatment, with an emphasis given to the "geriatric creed":
"Add life to years, not years to life"
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