Base line assessment is essential in the older adult. The older adult has many potential negative outcomes related to age related changes and management of disorders. Look at nutritional statutes and temperature. What is the baseline or normal level? Inventory the number of medications of an older adult family member or in the community. How many are they taking? Are they also taking over the counter treatments or vitamins? Is there a potential problem here? Write on paragraph for each.
Cardiac and pulmonary function are interrelated. When a person develops a problem with one system the other is compromised. Please do a comprehensive evaluation on each system. This entails looking at history, risk factors and physical findings. Write one paragraph on each, then give a recommendation.
Have you thought about urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is hidden and by some thought to be normal aging. It is very costly. Perform a search and find out more. During your clinical rotation evaluate the older adult, are they experiencing incontinence, if so what kind? Some are concerned that when they go out it may be a problem unable to get to the restroom quickly enough. Please do an evaluation.