Dr. Dörte Holthöfer
Acute illnesses, necessary operations or the worsening of chronic conditions may result in restrictions of mobility or independent living. In the framework of our elderly medicine early-rehabilitative concept, we offer holistic treatment in consideration of the special aspects of elderly medicine. It is our goal to restore the maximum freedom from physical symptoms for you, as well as emotional satisfaction and the stability you need to manage activities of daily life. We do this as adjusted for your individual circumstances and with the involvement of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Especially before having planned surgery, it’s a good idea to find out about subsequent rehabilitative measures. In our experience, many of our patients have an increased need for support in activities of daily life once they return home. With the help of our closely coordinated multidisciplinary cooperation, you can start your early rehabilitation seamlessly after necessary surgery. You will have interdisciplinary care provided by our specialists for orthopaedics / endoprosthetics, spinal surgery or abdominal surgery on the one hand, and elderly medicine specialists on the other. As a result, you will receive the best possible comprehensive medical care.
Our treatment offering at the Elderly Medicine Centre is also designed for patients who have been pre-treated in other hospitals and outpatients who have a referral from their general practitioner.
Our elderly medicine complex treatment comprises nor only therapies stipulated by the statutory insurance funds from the fields of physiotherapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological services and social services. In addition, we have various other therapy offers for you, such as animal-assisted therapy, music therapy, nutritional counselling / cooking groups and discussion groups. As a patient, you also have the opportunity to use a running track, a slimming path or a fitness room. This very comprehensive treatment offering makes our Elderly Medicine Centre in Hamburg first-class and one-of-a-kind.
Our elderly medicine day hospital is aimed at patients who can be cared for at home and don’t require inpatient care at our hospital. In the therapeutic applications we promote your functional and practical capabilities and develop compensatory strategies together with you with the goal of increasing your ability to help yourself. Sometimes our goal is also the return home from the short-term care setting.