Chapter 8 health assessment of older adults objectives 1 identify different levels of assessment 2 describe the difference between subjective and objective data 3 discuss the importance of thorough assessment 4 describe appropriate methods for structuring and conducting an interview 5 identify approaches that facilitate a successful . Course overview this course will provide nurses and other health professionals with a detailed explanation of why and how a comprehensive health assessment cha of an older adult is undertaken. Ability to listen patiently allow for pauses ask questions not often asked observe minute details obtain data from all available sources and recognize normal changes associated with late life that may be considered abnormal in one who is younger. The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older persons functional ability physical health cognition and mental health and . Health assessment of the older adult eliopoulos menlo park ca addison wesley publishing co 1984 289 pages 1295 recently there seems to have been a flourish of new physical assessment
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