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Assessing Older Persons

Measures, Meaning, and Practical Applications

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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ContributionsRobert L. Kane (Editor), Rosalie A. Kane (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages542
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Open LibraryOL7388820M
ISBN 100195129156
ISBN 109780195129151


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This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art. It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as physiological status, cognition, affect, social function, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the variety of.

Jennifer Moye, PhD, is the associate director of education and evaluation for New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center and professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

She received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Pages: Abstract. Older people often have multiple and complex care needs, so assessing them is a highly skilled activity. Their health issues and care needs are sometimes summed up in ‘catchy’ phrases, but it is important to adopt a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach to their assessment.

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53% of the older persons have no formal education while 80% of the female older persons are illiterate compared to 41% of the male (31). About 85% of the active older persons are engaged.

When assessing the physical domain of health, a wide range of issues need to be considered and addressed by the MDT. Assessment is needed on admission to a care setting and regularly thereafter. It includes a physical examination, medical history-taking and medication review, as well as advance care planning and pain assessment.

Assessing the older person: Is the MNA Assessing Older Persons book more appropriate nutritional assessment tool than the SGA. Article (PDF Available) in The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging 7(1).

The Care of the Older Person is broken up into chapters written by an esteemed group of doctors and researchers, each covering a different aspect of elder care.

Overview of the Field (by Jose Morais, MD) p resents an in-depth overview of the current state of geriatric medicine, including the unique challenges and opportunities characterizing this growing field today. Provides the nurse with comprehensive information on holistic assessment of the older person.

Provides a framework to enable nurses to relate both normal and abnormal changes associated with ageing to a concisely documented database that. Publisher Summary. This chapter describes general considerations in assessing older adults who are suspected of exhibiting psychotic symptoms.

It reviews the definition, prevalence, and features of common syndromes associated with psychosis; and for each of these syndromes, it provides assessment strategies, illustrative case studies, and well-validated instruments for.

Assessment of older people. The pitfalls of assessing older patients and case studies of good multidisciplinary care. Identifying Depression. Depression is a serious medical illness that often goes unrecognized and untreated among older adults, according to the National Institute of Mental ’s normal for an older person to feel sad every once in a while or.

Older Persons" (Myers & Rimmer, ), raised a number of important issues, The primary purpose of the issue was to explore the various assessment instruments available for use with older persons.

Several key areas of concern, including assessment of counseling needs of older persons, life satisfaction, attitudes, death. This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art.

It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as psychological status, cognition, affect, social function, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an.

Just as children are not simply tiny adults, the elderly are not simply older versions of young adults. Like children, the elderly require special approaches and an understanding of the physiologic, psychosocial, and physiologic impact of aging.

Evaluation of the elderly patient must focus on (1) what the patient can do, relative to what the patient should be able or wishes to Cited by: 1. Comprehensive geriatric assessment is ‘ a multidimensional, interdisciplinary diagnostic process to determine the medical, psychological, and functional capabilities of a frail elderly person in order to develop a coordinated and integrated plan for treatment and long-term follow-up’.

It requires us to use a person centred approach to. Abstract. The examination of an elderly patient often requires special techniques and attention to the patient's comfort and ease.

This paper outlines a reasonable approach to each phase of the interview and discusses the particular medical problems of this age by: 5. his book is the result of a collaborative effort of members of the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists is the thirdFile Size: 1MB. Strategy2 all have implications for assessment processes for older people. For example, the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy, Health Portfolio, has a commitment to ‘ ensure the availability of multidisciplinary, comprehensive geriatric needs assessment as part of integrated delivery of health care for older people’ (p 20).

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in persons older than 65 years.1 In a survey, % of fallers responded that they required medical treatment or Cited by: • Standardisation of assessment processes for older people across New Zealand is essential.

• Assessment of older people should be comprehensive and multidimensional. • Screening of the asymptomatic general population aged 75 years and over has been shown overseas to produce the greatest improvement in health and well-being.

Concise Guidance to Good Practice series The concise guidelines in this series are intended to inform those aspects of physicians’ clinical practice which may be outside their own specialist area.

In many instances, the guidance will also be useful for other clinicians including GPs, and other healthcare Size: KB. This chapter describes general considerations in assessing older adults who are suspected of exhibiting psychotic symptoms. It reviews the definition, prevalence, and features of common syndromes associated with psychosis; and for each of these syndromes, it provides assessment strategies, illustrative case studies, and well-validated instruments for the by: 5.

Assessment of the Older Person in the Community Article (PDF Available) in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 8(1). Assessing the mental health needs of older people The assessment process Introduction. Assessing the mental health needs of older people requires the same skills as any other assessment, and is based on the same principles of a person-centred approach and the individual's right to high standards of assessment and services.

Assessing the mental health needs of older people 5 Aims of the guide The purpose of this guide is to offer quick and easy access to knowledge about working with older people with mental health needs, and to suggest practical things that can be done.

Older people’s mental health is a vast field, and this guide does not attempt to cover it Size: KB. Worldwide, populations are ageing.

Older people, particularly centurions, represent the fastest growing sector and are counted as the success of the society. But not everyone ages successfully and enjoys good health. Many older people have multiple long-term medical, physical, mental, psychological and social problems.

This can result in reduced quality of life, higher cost and Author: Inderpal Singh. Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities, a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) publication commonly known as the Silver Book, is one of the RACGP’s flagship clinical resources.

First developed more than 20 years ago as a brief manual of 17 pages, there have been four editions to date. Spanish geriatricians typically rely on the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Panel on Persistent Pain in Older Persons guideline and the recommendations of the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE) project (Rand Health ).

A regional guideline for the management of chronic pain in older adults in nursing homes was released in Valencia Cited by: Assessing older drivers for physical and cognitive impairment.

Geriatrics. ;48(5) 3 Dobbs BM. Medical Conditions and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Literature. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 4 Owsley C, Ball K. Assessing visual function in the older driver.

Adherence to prescribed medication regimens is difficult for all patients and particularly challenging for the elderly. Medication adherence demands a working relationship between a patient or caregiver and prescriber that values open, honest discussion about medications, i.e.

the administration schedule, intended benefits, adverse effects and costs. Cited by: aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling.

According to the guideline recommendations, all people 65 or older who are admitted to hospital should be considered for a multifactorial assessment for their risk of falling during their hospital stay.

They should also be offered a Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention (CG). The Department of Health & Human Services recognises that older people in the health and aged care system increasingly have more than one health issue, a greater burden of disease, and greater risk of adverse events.

The best way to assess an older person’s complex medical, social and care needs is with a comprehensive health assessment (CHA). older people at low and high risk for nursing home admission. Arch Intern Med ;– Byles J.

A thorough going over: evidence for health assessments for older persons. Aust N Z J Public Health ;– Elkan R, Kendrick D, Dewey M, et al. Effectiveness of home based support for older people: systematic review and.

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The examination of a frail older adult usually takes longer than that of a younger adult because of the chronic conditions, disabilities, and ensuing discomfort that many frail older adults experience.

It is best to _____. This may mean that a complete assessment may require several sessions over a period of time.

Older persons assessment unit (OPAU) Our older persons assessment unit (OPAU) sees people aged 60 and over, helping them with issues that may be affecting their independence and well being.

We also accept patients under 60 where it's felt we can best address their needs. Our team includes specialist doctors, nurses and therapists. Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, complete the CME Questionnaire & Evaluation, and then mail both of them to the address provided.

To earn the maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™, 70 percent is required to pass and receive the credit.Helping Elderly Persons in Transition: A Framework for Research and Practice Disciplines Geriatric Nursing Comments Reprinted from: Schumacher, K.

L., Jones, P. S., & Meleis, A. I. (). Helping elderly persons in transition: A framework for research and practice. In E. A. Swanson & T. Tripp-Reimer (Eds.), Life transitions in the older adult.

Assessing & Attending to an Older Person’s Needs Care plans: • Are used in both residential care and community programs • Explain: an older person needs, goals for the support being given or what the older person wants to achieve.

How, when and where the support will be given. The older person's preferences.