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Elderly Health Care Objectives and References

Objectives:
1. Assess the following for elderly patients:
     a. ADLs and IADLs (Katz 1983)
     b. Cognition (through validated tools)
     c. Medication/supplement safety
     d. Hearing and vision
     e. Mobility and fall risk
     f. Supports & environment
     g. Mood
     h. Presence and type of advanced care planning documents
2. Identify community resources and other interventions to address concerns in these areas.

References:

Recommended Resources Addressing the Objectives
Preventive Activities - Adults (1 page)
Objectives covered: 1cefg
Dickinson J. Preventive activities - Adults. 2014; Available at: 
        https://www-ucalgary-ca.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/familymedicine/system/files/preventive_activities_feb_2014.pdf. Accessed Aug/01, 2014.
No PMID
The Geriatric Assessment (8 pages)
Objectives covered: 1a-g
Elsawy B, Higgins KE. The geriatric assessment. Am Fam Physician 2011 Jan 1;83(1):48-56.
PMID:21888128
Advanced care planning documents for seniors (available in both english and french)
Objectives covered: 1h, 2
Additional resources
Information on seniors health - for seniors and families
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