Often, older patients lose bone and muscle strength during their hospital stays because they spend most of the time in bed and are not walking enough. The GENESIS program incorporates activities to help patients remain active as possible during their stay at The Miriam Hospital.
The consequences of bed rest include:
What patients need during their hospital stay:
There are mamy positive effects of keeping active while in the hospital:
The GENESIS program promotes mobility by:
For more information about the GENESIS program, please call Martha Watson, RN, geriatric clinical nurse specialist, at 401-793-3162.