By the end of Family Medicine Clerkship, students will be able to:
1. Assess the following for elderly patients:
a. ADLs and IADLs (Katz 1983)
b. Cognition (through validated tools)
c. Medication/supplement safety
d. Hearing and vision
e. Mobility and fall risk
f. Supports & environment
h. Presence and type of advanced care planning documents
2. Identify community resources and other interventions to address concerns in these areas.
Recommended Resources Addressing the Objectives
Preventive Activities – Adults (1 page)
Objectives covered: 1cefg
Dickinson J. Preventive activities – Adults. 2014; Available at: https://www-ucalgary-ca.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/familymedicine/system/files/preventive_activities_feb_2014.pdf. Accessed Aug/01, 2014.
The Geriatric Assessment (8 pages)
Objectives covered: 1a-g
Elsawy B, Higgins KE. The geriatric assessment. Am Fam Physician 2011 Jan 1;83(1):48-56.
Advanced care planning documents for seniors (available in both english and french)
Objectives covered: 1h, 2
Information on seniors health – for seniors and families