Chapter 4 Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Home Health Considerations
Health promotionHealth maintenanceRECOMMENDED HEALTH PRACTICES FOR OLDER ADULTS: Diet
Tobacco and Alcohol:
Physical Examinations and Preventive Overall Care:
To function properly, the body must be able to eliminate waste products effectively.
2 major systems involved:
Urinary system and Gastrointestinal (GI) system
Small amounts of urea ( a byproduct of protein metabolism) and sodium chloride can be
Chapter 8 health assessment of older adults
Assessment- in medicine and nursing, an evaluation or appraisal of a condition or the process of making such an evaluation,
including the patients subjective report of the symptoms and the examiners objective fi
Chapter 4 Health promotion, health maintenance, and home health considerations
Meeting the health care needs of the aging population is a challenge.
This older generation more healthy that previous generations.
Chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypert
Chapter 1 trends and issues
Geriatric- the branch of medicine dealing with the physiologic characteristics of aging and the diagnosis
and treatment of diseases affecting the aged, old age and medical treatment
The statistical study of human populations
Provide warm beverage to encourage bowel movement.
Hard dry stool with difficulty every 3 days- constipation.
Low dietary fiber diet results in excessively dry stool.
Iron supplements of anemia can result in constipation.
Ignoring urge to poop can destroy
Chapter 5 communicating with older adults
Involves sending and receiving messages by means of words
Some is formal, structured, and precise; some is informal, unstructured, and flexible
Formal or therapeutic communications have a spe