A Community-based Integrated Care System that includes consideration of presbyphagia, frailty, and sarcopenia Tsutomu Eirai 1 1Compas Co., Ltd. Keyword: 地域包括ケアシステム , 活動と参加 , 介護予防 , 地域リハビリテーション , Community-based Integrated Care System , activity and participation , preventive care , community-based rehabilitation pp.51-57
Published Date 2020/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200265
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 The purpose of establishing a Community-based Integrated Care System is to build community environments which can provide comprehensive support to senior residents so that they can continue living in the way they want until the final stages of their life. In order to build such a system in the community and to offer comprehensive support and services, many different professionals must be involved to contribute their professional strength in a concerted effort. Speech-language-hearing Therapists (SLHTs) should also play their part, not only in medical institutions but also in the community. When working on eating and swallowing, SLHTs should aim for improving at “activity” and “participation” levels as well as “body functions and structures” level of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Furthermore, SLHTs must work on sarcopenia, frailty, and locomotive syndrome at an early stage in the preventive care and health care, and thus contribute to supporting independent living of community residents.

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