Medical care for elderly people

Chronic pain, dizziness, injuries after falling, dementia or diabetes: we will advise you on which specialists and clinics you can turn to contact.

In Berlin, there are various outpatient and inpatient care services for geriatric illnesses as well as clinics specialised in geriatric care. We know when a rehabilitation is needed, when a geriatric outpatient clinic is recommended and where the palliative care specialists are in Berlin.

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the generic term for medical measures for physical or mental illness with the goal to avert disability or need for long-term care. The goal of medical rehabilitation is for patients to cope with everyday life in the best possible way, for example, after a hospital stay. Inpatient rehabilitation lasts at least three weeks and can be requested every four years: we will gladly inform you whether you can turn to your health insurance, pension insurance, accident insurance or another provider.

Mental illness

Where can I find help for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or dementia in Berlin? Mental disorders are very common, yet many sufferers and their relatives find it difficult to talk about them. We are happy to consult you.

10 – Geriatric Day Clinic

Patients can be treated in a geriatric day clinic following in-patient treatment or in lieu of hospitalization. For the health care of older people, the day clinic is an important link between out-patient and in-patient clinics. It is useful when...

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23 – Rehabilitation

The aim of medical rehabilitation is either to enable the patient to cope with the challenges of everyday life again or to maintain their current condition. Rehabilitation services are designed to remove, reduce or prevent impairment of bodily functions so...

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27 – Consultation and aid in case of impaired memory in old age

Increasingly more people suffer from impaired memory and orientation at higher age. These impairments may have very different causes. Increased attention must be paid if an individual can no longer manage their everyday life due to difficulties with memory and...

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35 – Care of severely ill and dying individuals

Severely ill and dying individuals need support and guidance, so that they can live out their lives according to their own wishes for as long as possible. The palliative care aims at reducing ailments and maintaining the quality of life...

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42 – Care provision for people with mental disorders

The World Health Organisation describes mental disorder in the following terms: “a psychological or mental disorder is a considerable deviation from the norm in experience or behaviour that affects thoughts, emotions and actions–. There are many people who suffer from...

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