PRIMARY CARE of the ELDERLY
A multidimensional holistic assessment of an older person which considers health and wellbeing and formulates a plan to address issues which are of concern to the older person (and their family and carers when relevant) , arranges interventions according to the plan and then reviews the impact.
Frailty is a medical syndrome with multiple causes and contributors that is characterized by diminished strength, endurance, and reduced physiologic function that increases an individual's vulnerability for developing increased dependency and/or death’.
The term "geriatric syndrome" is used to describe the unique features of common health conditions in older people that do not fit into discrete disease categories.
Included here are : Falls, Delirium, Dementia, Urinary Incontinence, Pressure Ulcers, and Sleep Disorders.
Aimed at providing the best care and support for people with complex health and social care needs, Proactive Care is a process whereby an individual’s needs are assessed and evaluated, eligibility for service is determined, care plans are drafted and implemented, services are provided and needs are monitored and re-assessed.
Personalised Care Planning is a collaborative process in which a conversation, or series of conversations, between a patient and a clinician lead them to jointly agree on goals and actions for managing the patient's health problems, in a way that is consonant with the patient’s values and concerns.
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Primary Carers will face some sensitive issues.
Included here are :
Discussing tough issues
Considering assisted living
When to stop driving
Hoarding in late life
... and more...
Find here reviews of interest and topics for reflection, as recommended by Toolkit users.
Included here are :
Geriatrics : Ancient History
Geriatrics : Modern History
The Annual Physical in Proactive Care
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