Assessment and measurement of physical and functional abilities


Unit: Geriatric Case Management Practices Part 1

Deliverable Length: 3-5 pages (excluding cover, abstract, and reference pages)

The following items are mostly considered in case assessment for patients along the health care continuum. Prepare a hypothetical geriatric case management report involving these (14) bio-psychosocial assessments as related to geriatric patients.

Assessment and measurement of physical and functional abilities
Nutritional status
Medical history
Mental health status
Family and support systems
Spiritual beliefs
Cultural beliefs and customs
Financial resources
Insurance provisions
Vocational activities
Avocational and recreational pursuits
Health literacy and knowledge
Health status expectations
Readiness to change

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