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    Geriatric Change

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    A professional change that the author is passionate about changing is to moving back to working with the geriatric population. This author has not been working in a healthcare facility and performing patient care for approximately 12 years. After obtaining my master’s degree in Healthcare Operations Management, I would like to find a position of directing a geriatric facility. I really enjoy working with the geriatric population and I find that as individuals are living longer there is a greater need for geriatric health care and geriatric facilities. I want to provide this population a safe environment for them to live in during the last years of their life. Any type of large change will involve individuals to believe in that change, there can be numerous barriers to creating this change. The change this author is proposing is a…

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    Geriatric Elderly

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    require some form of medication to treat the development of health conditions. Health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and high cholesterol, are more likely to occur. Most of these conditions require the administration of pharmacology. Geriatric patients are therefore more likely to be on medications, and often on multiple medications at once, a condition called polypharmacy. Age-related changes in the human body makes it more susceptible to the medications. As a…

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    Geriatric Heart Failure

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    For one thing, the approach to treating a geriatric patient who suffers from heart failure should be different then treating someone with heart failure in their fifties because of anatomical changes leading to physiological changes. For example, elderly people with heart failure have a higher probability of cellular death of myocytes, impaired stem cell function, reduction in cellular divisions, impaired release of calcium and malfunctioning sarcoplasmic reticulum (Abete et al., 2013). These…

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    Geriatric Interview Essay

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    For the geriatric interview, I interviewed my grandmother, Minnie. She is 85 years old, widowed, and lives alone. Overall, she is in good health. Her medical history is pretty fair for her age. She takes daily vitamins and one pill for hypertension. Although she has prescribed iron medication, she choses not to take them as directed. Her psychological well being is intact. She is more than capable of taking care of herself and making appropriate decisions. My grandmother’s psychosocial history…

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    Geriatric Family Care

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    Listening to the Voice of the Voiceless: Family caregivers. The attitudes and perceptions of family caregivers towards their oral health care experience with geriatric family members living in Quebec-Canada. Aging has now become a major global burden. Nations around the world are encountering population aging. The number of senior citizens worldwide is growing by 2 per cent each year, to a great extent more rapidly than the the world’s younger population. During the twentieth century in…

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    Geriatric Case Study

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    A geriatric patient is an older person with impaired overall function. There is no set age, but he or she is usually more than 75 years old with chronic illness, physical impairment and/or cognitive impairment. Older adults with frailty may also struggle with the following: Gait abnormalities and recurrent falls. When dealing with the elderly you have to have their safety in mind, because most elderly people are afraid that they will get hurt. You have to assure them that they are going to be…

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    Introduction The topic I have chosen for my research paper is geriatric living environments. Within this paper, I will explore the effects different living environments and certain variables have on the health of the elderly. Geriatric living environments are important to study in order to understand the relationship living environments have on the physical and mental health status of the elderly. It is also important to discuss elderly living environments so that we can have a better quality…

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    Barriers to the Sustained Treatment of Geriatric Depression in Black Older Adults Similar to detection, there also exist racial disparities in the sustained treatment of depression in older Black adults. One study found that compared to elderly Whites, elderly Blacks with depression ha a 47% reduced of odds have having their depression actively managed (Gallo et al., 2005). As previously mentioned, although studies have not consistently found a significant racial difference in the prevalence of…

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    Geriatric-Related Medical Access (A) Introduction to the Problem Aging is a fact of life. When you are born you are destine to age. One well known fact is that with aging comes more complicated lives. Older adults operate slower, struggle with the loss of friends and family, and their body start to betray them. One major factor in aging is health. The health of an older adult is a complex web of deficits and needs that are ever changing as the individual further ages. Beall, Baumhover,…

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    Geriatric Assessment

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    They also did clinical measures to truly complete the assessment adequately. Although there was a comprehensive geriatric assessment for all, which included signs of depression, three other tests were formed to measure alcohol use and dependence, perceived self-health, and pain. The CAGE questionnaire can be used among diverse populations and is a reliable self-report with four questions pertaining to excessive alcohol abuse, dependence, or consumption. The self-rated health question is…

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