Evidence Based Quality Improvement For The Geriatric Population

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Evidence-Based Quality Improvement For The Geriatric Population Caring for the older adult population can be challenging, as aging is irreversible and the adults in this population face many challenges and changes as he or she ages. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the challenges and changes an older adult faces as he or she ages, as well how these challenges affect providing quality care to this population. I will also be conducting an evidence-based literature review on quality improvement and how it pertains to the aging adult. I will also focus on the physical and emotional changes of the older adult related to quality improvement programs and initiatives and the barriers and solutions to these programs for the aging adult. Finally, I will discuss the future impact of nursing care for the growing adult population. Age Related Challenges As adults age there are many changes that one may be challenged with. Aging adults begin to face cognitive, physical, and emotional issues that can present a challenge to health care professionals who are providing care. As one enters older adulthood, he or she is faced with potential memory loss. A struggle of forgetfulness can be a daily challenge that comes with aging. Degradation of the body can make everyday tasks increasingly challenging. With this degradation, simple activities such as walking, dressing oneself, eating, and showering can be limiting and difficult. Depression, loneliness, and a sense of
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