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.
- Community health services
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Geriatrics and Gerontology