Geriatric Care Interview Paper

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Elderly Interview

Obtain the following data from a geriatric client and write 3 paragraphs in narrative form covering the areas below. (25 total pts)

Your paper is expected to be in APA format with a title page (2pts), introduction( 2pts), body and conclusion (2pts).

Body elements:

Elder’s background (5pts)

Most pressing health issues (3pts)

What activities that they used to enjoy they cannot do anymore? (3pts)

Physical and cognitive limitations (4pts)

Medications they take. How do they remember when to take their medications? (4pts)

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Running Head: GERIATRIC CARE

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Geriatric Care
Student’s Name
Institution Affiliation
(Course)
(Date)

GERIATRIC CARE

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Geriatric Care

Geriatric care is a specialty whose main focus is on older adults. Its main objective is to
promote and enhance health through treatment and prevention of disabilities and or diseases in
older adults. There is no specific age at which patients can be under the care of a geriatric
physician since it’s a factor of an individual patient’s health needs. However, the age of 65 years
or older is often used. Today, the elderly population is increasing quickly, accounting for about
16% of the world population and expected to be over 22% by 2050 (Smith, 2016). This is mainly
due to increasing life expectancy, with people living longer owing to effective and better health
care. As people age, they tend to...


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