Week 1 First Response Assessment.docx - Week 1 First Response Amy Thank you for your informative post regarding obtaining an accurate and complete

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Week 1; First Response: Amy, Thank you for your informative post regarding obtaining an accurate and complete health history in the elderly population. I would like to add a few points regarding screening tools in the geriatric community. Screening tools in this population are utilized to assess functional status (Deck et al., 2015). When completing a screening with a patient it may take multiple sessions before the entire screening can be completed. Functional assessments are utilized when the primary care provider has identified a possible problem (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). This screening determines a patient’s ability to complete the basic activities that are required for daily living. The assessment measures for the following disabilities; physical,
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