Occupational therapy promotes health for stroke survivors living in care homes

Sackley, Catherine (2007) Occupational therapy promotes health for stroke survivors living in care homes. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14 (11). p. 482. ISSN 1741-1645

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Abstract

Nearly 40% of care home admissions occur because of stroke; it remains the primary cause of disability in this setting. In addition to the motor, cognitive and communication deficits resulting from stroke, residents suffer from the secondary complications of falls, pain, pressure ulcers, incontinence and depression. Not surprisingly, residents are often very elderly and have significant co-morbidity. Day to day activity levels are very low, self-care dependency levels are very high and many spend their days sitting ‘busy doing nothing’ (Sackley et al, 2006)

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 18:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43841
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