Senior Citizen Interview

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The ever-growing gerontologic population across the nation captivates the attention of health care professionals in health maintenance and promotion. For this reason, nurses must be cognizant in comprehending and anticipating the needs of an aging adult. By strategically using assessment tools geared toward older adults, oversights in well-being may be discovered. The purpose of this paper is to interview a senior citizen and utilize screening tools to assess health, provide my overall impression of the senior citizen, and provide a medication table along with knowledge of use, timing, and overall concerns of the medications. Interviewing an older adult will provide considerable insight and appreciation for the daily struggles he or she …show more content…
and her independence, agility, health status, and her sharp cognition. If I ever receive the opportunity to be as old as she is today, she is someone I would love to emulate. She is quick witted, humorous, and has a very easy going personality. B.S. is devoted to her family and her spirituality resonates within her. From a health perspective, her nutrition is adequate, her ADL’s is up to par and she is still liberated from any assistive devices, her intellect is intact, and her risk for falls is very …show more content…
B.S. is increasingly more sedentary throughout the past few years due to her arthritis. At her last checkup, she mentioned that her nurse practitioner wanted to control her sugar with diet before officially giving her a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. In addition, B.S. likes to consume carbohydrates. She enjoys eating toast, pasta, sandwiches, and frozen meals. B.S. is aware that carbohydrates eventually break down into sugar which contributes to her problem, so she is working on reducing her carbohydrate intake. B.S. states that she does not eat many things that have refined sugar, such as candy. According to the assessment tools, B.S. is living her life in a healthy manner. Her NSI score reveals that she is at moderate risk due to answering yes to three separate questions. B.S. has an illness or condition that is making her change the kind and amount of food that she eats. Also, she eats by herself most of the time and takes greater than three prescribed drugs a day. Therefore, she reached a mid-range score of moderate nutritional risk. Zero to two is good nutrition, three to five is moderate, and six or greater places someone at high nutritional risk Tabloski,

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