What a Professional Assessment Covers Checklist

A geriatric care manager or care coordinator can perform a professional assessment of your loved one's current quality of life. Under each topic presented below, a number of factors are listed that should be the types of elements assessed during the process.

Physical Health
Recent hospitalizations
Chronic diseases
Symptoms (incontinence, weight change, blood pressure)
Vision
Hearing
Dental
Mobility
Mental Health
Diagnoses
Memory disorders (Alzheimer's Disease or dementia)
Confusion, disorientation or wandering off
Alertness
Mood swings
Sleeping changes
Interest in pleasurable activities
Interest in maintaining friendships
Medication
Medications taken routinely and correctly
Understand interactions between medications
Daily living
Need for adaptive aids
Dietary needs
Dressing
Bathing
Preparing and eating meals
Toileting
Transferring
Shopping
House or yard chores
Driving
Safety
Home (smoke alarms, clear pathways, lighting, etc.)
Neighborhood
Yard and house maintenance
Ability to avoid frauds and scams at door or on telephone
Support System
Family member names and contact information
Friends
Daily social activities
Involvement in social or religious organizations
Proximity to family
Appearance
Personal hygiene
Clothing care
Dressed appropriately for season and time of day
Finances
Insurance coverage
Legal documents (wills, power of attorney)
Financial planning
Assets
Ability to manage expenses
Personal Interests
Relaxation activities
Physical activities
Social activities
Television and radio program favorites
Music
Travel experience
Religious preferences
Career history

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