European consensus on core principles and future priorities for geriatric rehabilitation: consensus statement

Stefan Grund, Adam L Gordon, Romke van Balen, Stefan Bachmann, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Landi, Andreas E Stuck, Clemens Becker, Wilco P Achterberg, Jürgen M Bauer, Jos M G A Schols

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Abstract

PURPOSE: In response to the growing recognition of geriatric rehabilitation and to support healthcare providers which need strategies to support older people with frailty who have experienced functional decline, we developed a consensus statement about core principles and future priorities for geriatric rehabilitation.

METHODS: We used a three-stage approach to establish consensus-preparation, consensus and review.

RESULTS: The consensus statement is grouped under 11 headings from (1) "Definition of GR" to (11) "Effective strategies to develop GR in Europe", which define geriatric rehabilitation in a way that is compatible with existing service models across Europe. Additionally future goals around research and education are highlighted.

CONCLUSION: The definitions of the consensus statement can provide a starting point for those wishing to further develop geriatric rehabilitation in their jurisdiction and help to develop strategic alliances with other specialties, serving as a basis for a pan-European approach to geriatric rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

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