geriatric assessment

geriatric assessment

Evaluation of the healthy or sick old person within the environment (for example, physical, emotional, cognitive, functional, social, values, pain, and others). These analyses vary in scope and intended levels of comprehension. Compare: geriatric assessment program.

geriatric assessment,

n the evaluation of the physical, mental, and emotional health of elderly patients.
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She participates in a consultative role in the center's comprehensive geriatric assessment program for frail elders who are facing increasing daily living needs.
Of 408 patients evaluated at the geriatric assessment center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center over 3.
This in-depth geriatric assessment provided the team with directions to reverse or halt failure to thrive similar to those outlined by others, such as Boston University Medical Center, which recognized organic etiologies of failure, as well as psychosocial factors and their interactions.
Keith Myers has been named president and CEO of Montefiore, a Beachwood, Ohio, facility provident long-term care, short-term post-hospital care, home health, geriatric assessment, and hospice.
Jackson McCleary's research initiative is titled "Improving treatment outcomes of older individuals with colorectal cancer: Impact of duration and onset of adjuvant chemotherapy treatment on survival and predictive utility of geriatric assessment in advanced colorectal cancer.
From 1984-2000, she worked at the Mercy Hospital in Albury, NSW, on a medical/palliative care ward and the geriatric assessment unit.
The program will introduce the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), a checklist to help oncologists evaluate an individual's physical and emotional capacity to undergo and tolerate cancer treatment and its side effects.
This one-on-one care, comprehensive geriatric assessment and care co-ordination can make a huge difference to the life of a frail older person.
It was a three-year trial that tested the effect of in-home comprehensive geriatric assessment and follow-up for people aged 75 and older, and spawned "Partners in Health," an adaptation of the study model which continues to serve the community.
ACE (Acute Care for Elders), a patient-centered model that combines geriatric assessment and quality improvement, a prepared hospital environment (the ACE Unit), interdisciplinary team rounds, planning to return home, and medical care review.
At the core of the project is the Geriatric Assessment which helps providers recognize who will benefit from treatment who may have special needs that need to be addressed during treatment.
Topics include exercise, geriatric assessment, and Medicare coverage.