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 under the auspices of the interdisciplinary Task Force on Facilitating APA/ABA Relations. Chapter 8 Health Assessment of Older Adults Objectives 1. Identify different levels of assessment. 2. Describe the difference between subjective and objective data. 3. Discuss the importance of thorough assessment. 4. Describe appropriate methods for structuring and conducting an interview. 5. Identify approaches that facilitate a successful physical examination of the older adult.
Case Example. Mr. Smith is a 79 year old man living in an independent senior apartment. His adult children have been increasingly overwhelmed by the level of care he needs, and have requested a comprehensive assessment be conducted by Eldercare Consultants. 3. During the assessment process, the nurse should be aware that older adults tend to: a. complain a lot b. exaggerate their symptoms c. under-report their symptoms d. require a lot of time and attention 4. It is most important to begin your assessment with an evaluation of the _____ of the client/resident. a. vital signs b. cognitive status.
The psychosocial assessment begins when a call is made to inquire about care management services for an older adult. Frequently, this call is precipitated by an unexpected trauma or crisis (e.g., hospitalization, sudden behavioral change, accident). Adult Health Assessment Review: Test 1 Questions & Answers TEST 1: Health Asssessment Review 1. How should you respond to sensitive topics such as sexuality or alcohol use?A nurse would respond without communicating any biases toward the client’s sexuality or abuse of chemicals.