Nursing older people is aimed at helping the individual come to terms with their illness get better or improve their health care situation and to achieve and maintain the highest level of physical and social functioning that the older person feels is appropriate to their lifestyle and needs. Unutmaz gd et al 2018 costs of medication in older patients before and after comprehensive geriatric assessment clinical interventions in aging 13 607 613 walsh b dempsey l 2011 investigating the reliability and validity of the waterlow risk assessment scale a literature review clinical nursing research 20 2 197 208. Full text full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version get a printable copy pdf file of the complete article 456k or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Nursing interventions rationale thoroughly assess the patients current physical activity and mobility this enables the nurse to obtain baseline data determine the patients current medication intake fatigue can be a side effect of certain medications this includes tranquilizers relaxants sedatives calcium channel blockers and . Chapter 41 the older adult patient fiona winterbottom overview senescence or aging is characterized by several physiologic changes incidence of disease and chronic conditions increases in older adults although physiologic decline occurs independently of disease and is responsible for development of symptoms at an earlier stage of disease in older adults than in their younger
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