Considering that most older adult patients are medically complex with multiple chronic medical issues, an astute clinician needs to understand that there are key geriatric issues that are important. Identifying hearing loss can be life changing if identified and treated. Screening a patient’s balance and recommending physical therapy can potentially avoid a devastating fall with hip fracture and hospitalization. This chapter reviews the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment, a mainstay of geriatrics, and also explores what aspects fit into the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||New Directions in Geriatric Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts, Trends, and Evidence-Based Practice|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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