Age-Specific Competencies for Healthcare Providers: Care of the mature Adult (65 Years and Older)

Sample chapter, excerpt: “Impaired mobility places the patient at risk for skin breakdown, falls, and psychological isolation… Healthcare providers must work together (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, nursing assistants, etc.) to provide range-of motion (ROM) exercises, assistance with ambulation, frequent change of position in bed or in a chair, and prevention of further injury, such as foot drop by the use of a foot board or other supportive device.” This advice will be helpful to family caregivers, as well.

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