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With the explosion of modern medicine and research, humanity has come a long way extending their life expectancy to way more years than a few years ago. In our society today, people are living longer and where the risk of developing chronic diseases becomes higher, which leads to healthcare is a top priority for the elderly. The World Health Organization reported there are more than 600 million elderly individuals in the world, and this number is projected to double by 2025 and will reach 2 billion people by 2050.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss the current demographic relevant to eldercare.
• Review the models of care for the older adult.
• Discuss the significant age-related physiologic, cognitive, and psychosocial changes impacting the health of the elder
• Describe related treatment and prevention recommendations for the elderly population.
• Identify functional assessment of the elderly
• Relate the main risk factors for injury and safety measures for in the older adult; (falls, medication, environment)
• Summarize health promotion and illness prevention for the elder
• Assess care options and approaches for supporting family and caregivers of elders.
• Discuss the risk factors, signs, and reporting of elder abuse.
• Evaluate end of life care, do not resuscitate, (DNR), hospice, palliative care, health care surrogate, and power of attorney.
• Review the nursing plan of care and responsibilities for the elder.