Telerehabilitation for Geriatrics

Mooyeon Oh-Park, Henry L. Lew, Preeti Raghavan

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Abstract

Advancements in medical science and technology, along with global increases in life expectancy, are changing the way health care services are delivered to the aging society. Telerehabilitation refers to rehabilitation services involving evaluation and treatment. It is an attractive option for older adults who may have multiple comorbidities. Limited access to in-person services and the concern about potential exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 during this pandemic accelerated the implementation of telerehabilitation. This article review the scope, need, and implementation of telehealth and telerehabilitation in the aging population from the perspective of clinicians, patients, and caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-305
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Patient and caregiver centeredness
  • Quality of life
  • Social isolation
  • Telehealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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