Convalescence Care for Seniors in Lower Manhattan: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Rehabilitation

Alex Moroz, Veronika Schoeb Mezzanotte Amat, Grace Fan, Mathew Lee

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Application of principles of rehabilitation medicine to community health is an area of great importance to the care of the elderly. New York City has a high percentage of Chinese immigrants. The complexity of age and cultural and communication difficulties require special attention, and an interdisciplinary approach is essential for success. The "Convalescence Care for Seniors of Lower Manhattan," a program located at New York University Downtown Hospital, is able to reach out successfully to an underserved Chinese population in Lower Manhattan. Through educational workshops, health fairs, and physician referrals, patients were able to receive the benefit of a functional approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Community health services
  • Convalescence
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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