Health Assessment N495 Normative Aging Changes
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Aging Adult Case Study
A 68-year-old client lives alone and is independent with all ADLs, has no restrictions for mobility, and is competent, and oriented x4. The client is on a fixed income, but has enough to manage a modest lifestyle. The client has family and social supports but is very independent and is proud of her self-reliance. The client’s height is 5’ 6”, weight is 210 lb. / 95.25 kg.
Please answer the following:
What is the client’s BMI?
Identify what screening tools you would use to assess nutritional and exercise knowledge, and why?
Identify two client outcomes that are reasonable, measurable and realistic
Identify 3 nursing interventions for each client outcome and give rationales
Identify what weakness in the client’s life and supports may be impacting the client’s activity and diet?
What referrals would you make and why?
Identify your references in APA format. Use references not just opinion.
Length: 1500 to 1750 words in length
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
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