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Geriatric Psychiatry in Long-Term Care 

Geriatric Psychiatry in Long-Term Care
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Geriatric Psychiatry in Long-Term Care
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Ann Zachariah

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10.1093/med/9780199765782.003.0015
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date: 20 February 2020

Chapter 15 examines long-term care (LTC), its various forms, treatments, and demographics, and how in the elderly the most common needs for LTC are precipitated by medical illness requiring a structured environment for adequate functioning, cognitive disorders, disabling chronic conditions, physical impairments, behavior disturbances secondary to cognitive and mood disorders and medical illness that requires skilled care. It also covers activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, eating, dressing, using the toilet, and transferring from one place to another inside the house, or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), including meal preparation, managing medications, using the telephone, and planning the day.

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