Comprehensive Evaluation Guidelines
Your scholarly paper is a comprehensive evaluation of an elderly client. You can select a client in any setting. This will be your scholarly paper for this class. It should be submitted in APA format. Your references should not be greater than 5 years old. You must use scholarly references. Throughout your paper you should consider age-related changes (physiological). Please do not write this paper as a health history as in health assessment classes this should be written as a narrative format. It is worth 15% of your grade
Information to be included:
1. Give a brief history of the client, include the medical history, social history
2. Explain the individual’s acute or chronic medical issues. If the individual 
 has an acute medical problem, explain how it is exacerbated by the aging 
 process (physiologic age-related changes). If your client does not have any 
 medical concerns discuss how they are maintaining their health. Use rearch 
 to support your findings.
3.  Review the medications that the individual is taking, including any over the 
  counter drugs. Are any of these drugs a problem? Many medications are 
 problems in the older adult. Explain the issues.
  4. Explain the functional status? (ADL and IADL) What is their mobility and 
 ability to perform everyday activity? If there are any issues or concerns, 
  5. Look at the mental health and cognitive ability. Is there any impairment? Is 
 there a concern and if so is it being addresses? Also consider their daily 
  activities including social.
6. Evaluate the living situation. Is it a problem or potential problem? (living 
 alone, with family or a facility) Is it a problem or a good fit? Are there safety 
 issues or concerns? Explain. If you r client is from the hospital you should 
  be considering their home situation. How will it be impacted due to the 
7. What  are your recommendations to improve the quality of life for this 
Please use a minimum of 5 resources (textbooks may be used but are not considered as the 5 resources., no more than 5 years old. Make use of journals, that is where your most up-to-date information will be. 

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