Taking care of elderly people is never easy since they are more prone to injuries infections and changes in mental status you have to be prepared and skilled when caring for them if you are new to geriatric nursing all these things can be intimidating and overwhelming. Chapter vi drug therapies for the elderly client geriatric assessment the nursing process assessment in the assessment process data about the person the family the group or the situation are obtained these unmet needs can then be addressed by nursing care. The authors of the ojin topic health care and the aging population what are todays challenges address a variety of topics including quality of life long term care planning geriatric education frail elder care and successful aging behaviors imbedded in these topics are ethical issues that are relevant to nursing and or health care. Caring for the elderly client beyea suzanne c 1997 09 01 000000 book marianne laporte matzo phd reviews rncs book review section editor gerontological nursing m stanley and p g beare philadelphia 1995 ea davis 568 pages 3800 softcover. You can also choose to specialize in specific types of gerontological nursing such as looking after elderly patients with alzheimers disease or dementia degrees for geriatric nurse practitioners help you gain the skills and knowledge to manage the primary care of geriatric patients
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