Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity throughout care transitions using an interprofessional approach

Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: January 2017 vol. 13 iss. 1 pps. 64–71.e2

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The nurse practitioner plays a key role in monitoring and improving physical activity and function of older adults. Physical activity is an essential component of care management for all older adults, even those who are frail with multimorbidities. All physical activity, no matter how small, has the potential to impact functional independence and quality of life. Partnering with the older adult and caregivers along with interprofessional providers, such as a physical therapist or occupational therapist and community-based resources, facilitates the development of successful goals and plans and the implementation of activities to promote physical activity across the continuum of care.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

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