psychogeriatric


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psychogeriatric

(ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɛrɪˈætrɪk)
adj
(Medicine) Technical (of an older person) no longer in touch with everyday realities; exhibiting delusions; mentally incompetent
n
a. offensive a confused old person
b. an impersonal label for a patient, as a unit, requiring institutional services appropriate for a mentally disordered old person
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Contract notice: the purpose of the contract is to entrust the carrying out of the works relating, on the one hand, to the redevelopment of the ground floor with a view to the installation of the geriatric and musculoskeletal day hospital and, on the other hand, to establishment of a care unit for the installation of a psychogeriatric unit.
There are limited studies on falls in psychogeriatric inpatients despite the high number of falls.
Lanarkshire Health Board members were asked to agree to transform Motherwell Maternity Hospital into a psychogeriatric and rehabilitation unit.
The profile also revealed the median hours RNs, ENs and caregivers spent with rest home, hospital, dementia and psychogeriatric residents per day.
Falling patients in psychiatric units are younger than those in medical units.[3],[4],[5],[6] Falls are generally more common in psychiatric units (overall rates of 4.1-6.4/1000 occupied bed days) than in other age-matched units (3.1-3.7/1000 occupied bed days), especially in psychogeriatric units (9.0-17.1/1000 occupied bed days).[7] Therefore, falls prevention is a major task in psychiatric units.
The 63 acute beds at Thorn Hospital were also to be transferred to the new hospital and the remaining 16 psychogeriatric beds were to be transferred to Hawkhead.
Developing an integrated design model incorporating technology philosophy for the design of healthcare environments: a case analysis of facilities for psychogeriatric and psychiatric care in The Netherlands.
Additional participant characteristics assessed included demographics (age, sex, race, education), living arrangement (with or without a caregiver), Mini-Mental State Exam (Folstein, Folstein, and McHugh 1975), and Psychogeriatric Dependency Rating Scale-Physical subscale (PGDRS) (Wilkinson and Graham-White 1980) to assess functional status.
The study included 194 outpatients who had been referred to our memory clinic ("Nestor" Greek Psychogeriatric Association) during the previous 12 months, as well as their 194 responsible caregivers.
The complexity of BPSD is reflected in recent international guidelines (e.g., International Psychogeriatric Association Complete Guide to BPSD [13]), which delineate multiple aetiologies for BPSD, including genetic, psychosocial, neurobiological, medical, and physical factors which interact dynamically to give rise to challenging behaviours.
Unified Psychogeriatric Biopsychosocial Evaluation and Treatment.
The study was conducted at the psychogeriatric clinic of a tertiary hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Institute of Psychiatry, University of Sao Paulo).