Old Age Is Partially Responsible For The Risk Of Developing Health Related Issues Within The Elderly Population

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Normal aging creates imminent and inevitable changes. Old age is partially responsible for the added risk of developing health-related issues within the elderly population. The SPICES evidence-based tool provides a framework for analyzing older adults concentrating on six comparable "marker conditions": sleep disorders, problems with eating and feeding, incontinence, confusion, evidence of falls, and skin breakdown (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, n.d.). These circumstances provide a glimpse of a patient 's total health as well as including the quality of care. The SPICES assessment, done frequently, can indicate the need for further precise assessment and undergo prevention and treatment of these above-mentioned conditions. Prior to developing the questions for the interview we looked into some gerontology-related journals and research. In addition, our group watched a video that demonstrated a clinical teacher and her students going through the assessment with a real client, this allowed us to develop interview strategies, identifying risks, and the need for further evaluation to implement preventative and therapeutic interventions. For the sole purpose of this paper, we will refer to the woman interviewed as Ms. K, a fictitious name in order to protect her privacy. With our practicum teacher’s assistance, we selected an 87-year-old elderly woman who had been living independently on her own since her husband died ten years ago. Ms. K was admitted to the

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