Preventing deconditioning

Deconditioning preventive measures for seniors - Home care support

Démarre le chargement du fichierActivity book for caregivers and their loved one living with dementia

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Preventing seniors' deconditioning in hospital

Deconditioning happens when someone’s physical or cognitive condition declines after a sedentary period or when under-stimulated intellectually or socially.

This can lead to many consequences such as balance problems, falls, malnutrition, delirium or increased risk of infection.

Rest and immobility are the worst enemies of maintaining autonomy.


Remain active!

Remain active! It is important to move about regularly while respecting your limits.

  • Get out of bed regularly
  • Have your meals sitting in a chair
  • When you have visitors, take advantage by walking around a bit
  • Look after your personal hygiene by yourself as much as possible

Read the information sheet about preventing deconditioning.

Preventing deconditioning | It’s everyone’s business

Get up! Get dressed! Move around!

What are the benefits?

  • Healthy aging
  • Remaining independent
  • Avoiding hospitalization