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Elderly Population

Resources tagged "Elderly Population"

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Katz Index of Independence of Activities of Daily Living

Assessment of functional status

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Karnofsky Performance Scale Index

The Karnofsky Performance Scale Index allows patients to be classified as to their functional impairment. This can be used to compare effectiveness of different therapies and to assess the prognosis in individual patients. The lower the Karnofsky score, the worse the survival for most serious illnesses.

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What Providers are Learning About Connecting to their Communities

Making connections with communities in order to improve the health status of members.

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Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS-r)

The ESAS is a tool that was developed to assist in the assessment of nine symptoms that are common in palliative care patients: pain, tiredness, drowsiness, nausea, lack of appetite, depression, anxiety, shortness of breath, and wellbeing. There is also a blank scale for patient-specific symptoms.

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For High Risk Patients: A Medical Home Within a Medical Home

Partners HealthCare fine-tunes an integrated care management program for patients with multiple conditions.

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Mental Status Assessment in Older Adults: Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

Gives a description and instructions for the tool along with the tool itself

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