Assignment: Functional Assessment



Assignment: Functional Assessment
Assignment: Functional Assessment
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In class you will be conducting a geriatric functional assessment. Specifically you need to be prepared to conduct a brief health history and use the following two tools (found in your textbook) on “clients” your instructor provides.

Katz Activities of Daily Living
Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form)
At the end of the geriatric functional assessment you will be asked to document your findings.

Your instructor may ask you to submit your documentation. If so,

Nurse Sarah Percy: Okay, Mr Flores, sounds like you will be on the right track soon. Let’s go over what we have discussed today. In terms of your alcohol intake: currently it is over the current recommendations of two standard drinks per day. You’re going to try drinking water after golf and having one light beer only. This will also help address your BMI as it is in the overweight range. You’re also going to try not to fry your food and add in some salads and more fruit to your diet. Protecting your skin is important and we have discussed using sun screen, a hat, sunglasses and sun- protective clothing. Finally your joint pain; we have discussed the possibility of yoga, warm-up exercises and applying some joint cream from the pharmacy. That sounds like quite a lot, to do doesn’t it?

Mr Flores: I’m sure I can get started today, Sarah.

Nurse Sarah Percy: Terrific Mr Flores. I’d like to see you in two weeks to check how it’s all going. Is that ok for you?

Mr Flores: No worries. I’ll be here then!

Nurse Sarah Percy: Excellent. Here is the information I promised you. [Sarah hands him the leaflets]. I’ll see you in two weeks, okay. Thanks for your time, Mr Flores. Bye for now.

Mr Flores: Bye, Sarah, thanks for your help.

Nurse-patient interaction script
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