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a. “Most older patients are ill and disabled. That’s why we care for so many of them in the hospital.” b. “Older adults are many times still interested in sexual relations.” c. “Patients over age 65 are still lifelong learners.” d. “Many older adult patients remain independent enough to live alone.” ANS: A Although many experience chronic conditions or have at least one disability that limits their performance of activities of daily living, in 2004, 37.4% of noninstitutionalized older adults assessed their health as excellent or very good. Older adults do report continued enjoyment of sexual relationships. Although changes in vision or hearing and reduced energy and endurance sometimes affect the process of learning, older adults are lifelong learners. Most older adults live in noninstitutional settings with family members or alone. DIF: Remember REF: 172 OBJ: Identify common myths and stereotypes about older adults. TOP: Assessment MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance 5. Which teaching strategy is best to utilize with older adult patients? 6. An older patient has fallen and broken his hip. As a consequence, the patient’s family is concerned about his ability to care for himself, especially during his convalescence. What should the nurse do? b. Inform the family that placement in a nursing center is a permanent solution.
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