GERIATRIC CONDITION geriatric is a term refers to age (Kapur, 2018). Geriatric is an elderly population which must be concerned well on their health status.


  • Age
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Functional Impairment
  • Impaired Mobility

Sign & symptoms

  • Falls
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Delirium
  • Functional Decline

Risk factors

  • Falls :
    • Intrinsic (Gait and balance impairment, peripheral neuropathy, vestibular dysfunction, muscle weakness, vision impairment, medical illness, advanced age, impaired activities of daily living (ADLs), orthostasis, dementia, drugs)
    • Extrinsic (Environmental hazards, poor footwear, restraints)
  • Urinary Incontinence —Delirium, dementia, diabetes, restricted mobility, retention, infection, inflammation, impaction of stool, pharmaceutical agents, psychological causes
  • Pressure Ulcers —Skin being placed under pressure which affect blood supply such as bed ridden
  • Delirium —Dementia, severe medical illness, comorbid psychiatric disorder like depression, alcoholism, poor functional status, inactivity, malnutrition, male gender, and hearing or vision impairment, social isolation
  • Functional Decline —Other health related problem

Treatment Geriatric condition

  • Deep Breathing Exercise - To encourage increased lung volumes
  • Percussions and Vibrations - To help you loosen secretions and make coughing easier
  • Coughing and Breathing Strategies - To help you cough and manage your shortness of breath

  • Breathing and Circulation Exercises - To prevent further respiratory and vascular complications such as chest infection and deep venous thrombosis (DVTs)
  • Mobility Assistance - To move safely in bed, sit up, stand and walk
  • Mobility Aids - Advice, prescription and instruction on how to safely use a walking frame, or other walking aids as required
  • Bed, Chair and Standing Exercises - To prevent deep vein thrombosis (clots) and strengthen lower limb muscles



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  • Symptom-free therapist policies

  • Symptom-free client confirmation

  • All equipment to be thoroughly sanitized before each session

  • Only fully vaccinated therapists will be assigned to ensure mothers safety with PPEs appliance on duty

  • PPEs change by therapists between appointments

  • Deep cleaning and sanitizing of hands before contact

  • Sheets removal / disposal handling policy

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