Jan 01, 2011 · The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and Cited by: 130. Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists is the third work product of the ABA/APA Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Project Working Group, established in 2003 under the auspices of the interdisciplinary Task Force on Facilitating APA/ABA Relations.
Health assessment of older adults can be done on several levels, ranging from simple screenings to complex, in-depth evaluations. To perform assessments accurately, nurses and other health care providers who gather information regarding older adults must possess the necessary knowledge and skill to perform the assessments correctly. Older adults should have 20/40 vision or better. Such conditions as changing eye shape (presbyopia), cataracts, and glaucoma typically worsen with age. Because of structural changes in the eye, older adults may be more sensitive to glare; as a result, shiny surfaces may .
Assessment Considerations. Most older adults do not have cognitive impairment. However, for an older patient who is inattentive to appearance, a poor historian, or forgetful during the interview, cognitive screening using a standardized instrument is warranted. Fulmer SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool for Older Adults. By: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, The John A. Harford Foundation WHY: Normal aging brings about inevitable and irreversible changes.These normal aging changes are partially responsible for the increased risk of developing health-related conditions within the older adult population.
As a primary care practice, you and your staff are often the first to address a patient’s complaints—or a family’s concerns—about memory loss or possible dementia. (1,2) This quick guide provides information about assessing cognitive impairment in older adults. With this information, you can. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) External indicates the following about older adults’ health literacy skills: 71% of adults older than age 60 had difficulty in using print materials; 80% had difficulty using documents such as forms or charts; 68% had .