Special Issue "Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Older Adults"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Community Care".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniela Figueiredo
Guest Editor
Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), School of Health Sciences of the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal
Interests: Health Psychology; Psychosocial adjustment to chronic disease; Adherence and behavior change; psychosocial interventions; ageing; Family caregiving; COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease); CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease); dementia; Subjective health-related measures
Dr. Oscar Ribeiro
Co-Guest Editor
Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal
Interests: active aging; healthy aging; oldest-old; longevity; mental health; informal care
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Demographic ageing is a worldwide phenomenon that places significant challenges to all societies. Although ageing is a highly individual and variable process, with many older adults ageing well and healthy in several life domains, many others are frail and vulnerable to complex chronic conditions that challenge the current approaches to care. There is a need to re-think healthcare, rehabilitation, and health promotion, with a focus on the development of integrated, comprehensive, and empowering interventions that are more closely oriented to the real needs and preferences of older persons and their caregivers.

The scope of this issue is to disseminate research evidence on innovative approaches to health promotion and rehabilitation for older adults. Prevention and rehabilitation programmes might be at any level: person-centered, family-based, home-based, community-based, and multicenter levels. Interventions can target health literacy, psychosocial support, behavioral change, adherence, exercise training, nutrition, cognitive training, and self-management, among others. Population might be healthy older adults or older adults with chronic conditions. Research might be quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods or reviews that meet established review standards.

Dr. Daniela Figueiredo
Dr. Oscar Ribeiro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Ageing well
  • Healthcare
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Adherence
  • Self-management
  • Empowering
  • Integrated care
  • Older adults
  • Health literacy
  • Quality of life
  • Mental health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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