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The comprehensive health
assessment of the geriatric patient requires knowledge of normal aging changes,
the effects of chronic diseases, genetic makeup, and lifestyle. It is
multidimensional and incorporates the physical exam and assessment of mental
status, functional status, social and economic status, pain and exam of the
environment for safety concerns (Jarvis, 2016). Some of the special
considerations the nurse must keep in mind is the presence of “geriatric
syndromes” such as urinary incontinence fragile skin, confusion, eating
problems or feeding problems, falls and sleep disorders. The goal of
the functional assessment of the geriatric patient is to identify the geriatric
patient’s strengths and limitations and to be able to come up with
interventions to promote independence and prevent functional decline.
C. (2016). Physical Examination and Health Assessment