Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Role of Activities of Daily Living Independence in Post-Acute-Care Rehabilitation Service Needs in the Elderly Abdominal-Surgery Population
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Role of Activities of Daily Living Independence in Post-Acute-Care Rehabilitation Service Needs in the Elderly Abdominal-Surgery Population
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500053. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8723
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500053. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8723
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

More than half of all surgical patients are age 65 and older, and research suggests that a majority of these patients will require post-acute-care rehabilitation services (PAC). Despite growing healthcare costs, characteristics influencing PAC needs in the elderly abdominal-surgery population are not well studied. This project aims to describe discharge trends, as well as factors related to requiring placement at a skilled-nursing facility in the elderly abdominal-surgery population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Erika Dobson

Contributing Authors: Hailey Zanette, Rebecca Julian