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Geriatric Care Assessments

When frailty, an accident or an operation causes a need for additional care at home, determining the kind and amount of care someone requires is a difficult task. Each person’s situation is unique, and there is no “one size fits all” answer to elder care.

A comprehensive geriatric assessment of overall health status begins with a screening process using simple, rapid, inexpensive and internationally validated scales to rate cognitive function, affective status, gait (walking and balance), autonomy and nutrition.

There are many benefits to having a thorough assessment prior to determining a care plan. Freedom Home Healthcare is qualified to assess home care needs, and can determine what kind of home care or elder care is needed for someone in New Jersey.

Web Resources:

From a Nursing Perspective, Ramifications of Aging and Functional Assessments
The health care delivery system in America is fragmented and in a state of change. This interesting article covers how the changing demographics are affecting health care, and details some interesting facts relating to assessments for care.

Study on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments Finds Success in Reducing Disability
This classic article uses coordinated multidisciplinary geriatric assessments to see if rehabilitation services can reduce disability.