Nursing interventions rationale assess conditions that can increase the patients level of fall risk such as history of falls changes in mental status sensory deficits balance medications and symptoms related to diseases. Older peoples nursing can struggle to recruit the brightest and the best nursing students because it is seen as a job of last resort rather then a positive choice said ms nazarko an older peoples nurse for more than 25 years. Tips for nurses working with elderly patients regina mason rn from the moment regina mason msn rn gnp bc started nursing school she knew she wanted to work with the elderly. Assessing the health needs of elderly patients can reduce their hospitalization rate and enhance their quality of life and independence information you obtain from an accurate assessment serves as the foundation for age appropriate nursing care the nursing process addresses the full range of human experiences and responses to health. This older patient avoidance syndrome including ageist attitudes a fear of old persons and a preference to work with other age groups may be disconnected from the reality of both current and future patient populations and encourage geriatric nursing research yet quality geriatric nursing care is much more than curriculum based
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