Functional Assessment

Return to Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the rationale and elements of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment model of care.

2. Review tools such as the Lawton Instrumental ADL Scale to assess geriatric patients’ activities of daily living.

3. Stage clinical interventions, as appropriate, for patients who face the “geriatric failure to thrive.”

4. Understand the specific domains of expertise for each rehabilitation discipline.

5. Review rehabilitation options, e.g., home health vs. outpatient vs. inpatient vs. skilled nursing facility

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Course summary
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Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

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