Care of the Older Adult
Jobeth Pilcher EdD, RN
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This resource was developed to provide healthcare professionals and others who care for older adults with hints on how to improve their care. Content experts provided material for each chapter. Contents include issues surrounding aging and perspectives on aging, including strategies to address these issues. A brief review of physiological changes that occur with aging is presented before delving into specific health concerns with older adults. The book includes factors influencing health of older adults, including such things as polypharmacy and functional status. Additional topics include pain, sleep, health literacy, and more.