Geriatric assessments are a type of tool used by the psychologist or the counselor to evaluate the health as well as the well-being of the person. It is kind of comprehensive form of evaluation done for the health along with its functional status mainly of the older adult. Such kind of assessment is provided by the Ontario geriatric assessments which are designed to overcome health issues.
It is mainly done to find out the various health issues and to provide the social support which is essential for the overall well-being of the older adult. It is mainly done by professional healthcare persons like geriatricians and also by the multidisciplinary team and geriatric nurses as well.
This type of assessment is done in different settings like hospitals, long-term form of care facilities, and even at the patient’s home. The main goal of this type of assessment is to provide a personalized care plan which tries to address the specific needs of the person.
This mainly includes varied aspects like reviews related to the patient’s physical, functional, and cognitive abilities. This is done with the view to provide the medications to the patient based on their health conditions, evaluation of the environment with the discussion of the goal and values of the patient.
This assessment also includes the physical examination as well as the medical history of chronic illnesses as well as the signs of chronic illness. Due to certain changing circumstances, there is a need to take an advanced approach to the care of older patients’ health.
This will help to improve the accuracy of the diagnostic along with its planning care which is essential for elderly people. This type of assessment will include the functional status as well as the survival and also reduce the hospital and is useful for home nursing admissions.
There is a greater chance of evaluating the medical condition of the patient which includes the prescription of drugs, and type of supplements to be used, and also helps to identify the potential and adverse effects of the drug that is used by the patient.