Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus, Stuttgart

The Geriatric Rehabilitation Clinic at Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus has 80 beds, with another 20 in its outpatients' clinic. The clinic looks after more than 1,200 patients a year, who are then released into independence in their home environment under medical supervision. 75 percent of patients are over 80 years old. Patients are treated for an average of approximately 23 days.

Since October 2003, the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Geriatric Rehabilitation Clinic has been directed by Prof. Dr. Clemens Becker, an internist and geriatric specialist.

The department's research focus areas include the prevention of falls and fall-related fractures, the effect of exercise on patients with cognitive or functional disabilities, reducing the use of force in long-term care, intervention for chronic stroke victims, and technical measurement of physical activity.

The researchers working at the Geriatric Rehabilitation Clinic are doctors, psychologists, sports scientists, physiotherapists, epidemiologists and engineers.

The clinic also maintains close links with the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology (IKP). Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus is a teaching hospital attached to Tübingen University.

The hospital specializes in treating blood vessel-related functional brain disorders, surgical intervention for fractures and damaged joints, secondary effects of diabetes, neurological diseases, immobility and loss of functional independence, as well as delayed convalescence and after-stroke therapy. The treatment it provides is designed to maintain patients' quality of life and perspectives as far as possible.

The associated outpatient clinic is a rehabilitation center offering elderly people the opportunity to remain in their familiar home environment and take advantage of the full range of treatment available at the Geriatric Rehabilitation Clinic, including medical supervision, five days per week.

The combination of close cooperation with Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus specialist acute departments (laboratories, x-ray, internal medicine, and surgery) and rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of patients forms the basis for fast recovery and gradually restores patients' independence.


Abteilung fuer Geriatrie und Klinik fuer Geriatrische Rehabilitation mit Ambulanter Geriatrischer Rehabilitation in der Tagesklinik

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Becker

Auerbachstrasse 110
D-70376 Stuttgart

Phone +49 (0)711 8101 - 3101
Fax +49 (0)711 8101 - 3199