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Gero Test 1-General info and fall risk
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Def. of ageism
prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group, especially the elderly
What are the factors that contribute to biologic aging?
genetic (faulty transcription of DNA)
What does Medicare part A pay for?
inpatient hospital care r/t diagnosis
home care, skilled rehab, hospice
What does Medicare part B pay for?
outpatient treatment, screening
What does Medicare part D pay for?
drug benefit with monthly copay
What is used to measure ADLs?
Katz Index of Independence of ADLs
What does a score of 0 on the Katz index indicate?
What does spices stand for?
Problems w/ eating or feeding
Evidence of falls
Which psychological theories on aging look to the broader questions of significance?
Maslow & Jung
What two things from Erikson's theory apply to older adults?
Self-care deficit theory
Health promotion model
Sister Callista Roy
What % of individuals >75 die w/in a year of hip fracture?
What type of medication might cause postural hypotension?
B-blockers w/ atroprolol, anesthesia
What things are included in the physical exam after a fall?
What does the acronym SCALES stand for?
Sadness, or mood change
Loss or gain of weight
Shopping and food prep. problems
Name three assessment findings that contribute to fraility.
unplanned weight loss
poor endurance and energy
What are three common factors known to precipitate placement in a long-term care facility?
rapid patient deterioration
caregiver inability to continue care b/c of burnout
alteration in or loss of family support system
Def. of frail elderly
older persons who have physical or mental disabilities that may interfere with the ability to independently perform ADLs
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