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As the baby boomer generation comes into age and the ever increasing aged care sector expands its important to have reliable resources on hand.This website is created in response to the needs and demands of an aging population.

Aged Care Tests, Assessments & Scales is a resource to support those who work with the elderly.

Generally nursing homes, geriatrics, doctors and clinicians will benefit greatly from the resources supplied on this website.  Our motivation for creating this website is in offering information to help serve the frail and aged. We endeavour to promote a wide variety of information, assessments and tests so one can address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of the elderly in a holistic and thorough approach.


Everyday there are new assessments and tests being added to this site.



Geriatrics Core Values Core Attributes and Competencies: -


Excellence in clinical care

Patient-centered care that respects patient and family preferences and balances the burden of therapies with potential benefits

Comprehensive care that addresses mental health and social issues as well as medical conditions

Provision of coordinated care across all settings, including office, hospital, nursing home, acute rehabilitation unit, home, community based long-term-care sites, and hospice

Coordinated care that includes communication among providers

Interdisciplinary team care with shared responsibility for patient care processes and outcomes

Commitment to quality and its continuous improvement

Focus on function and quality of life as outcomes

Expertise in the diagnosis and care of chronic diseases and geriatric conditions

Communication and interpersonal skills that serve both patients and families

Prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) and rehabilitation as strategies to preserve, maintain, and restore function and prevent disability and dependency

Palliative care for the relief of physical and psychological suffering, regular communication about care goals as disease progresses, and continuity of comprehensive palliative services for both patient and family caregivers across healthcare settings

End-of-life and hospice care when patients are terminally ill and intensive comprehensive palliative care becomes the primary focus of health care

Emphasis on patient safety and avoiding iatrogenesis

Cultural competency and respect


Professionalism

Highest ethical standards

Excellent peer relations

Acquisition and maintenance of board certification

Lifelong learning and continuous professional growth

Respect for roles of all members of the healthcare team

Teaching lay and professional audiences


Expansion of knowledge related to health and aging

Research on the basic science of aging and age-related diseases and geriatric conditions, clinical research, clinical and population-based   research, social and behavioral research, and health services research, including quality-of-care research


Education of a health professions workforce to care for older persons

Teaching in traditional and nontraditional settings, both at academic institutions and in the community

Teaching primary care physicians, medical sub-specialists, surgical and related medical specialists, and other health professionals


Advocacy for older patients

Balancing autonomy and safety for individual patients

Working within healthcare systems to ensure that needs of older persons are comprehensively met

Working within educational settings to promote curriculum reform to foster the goals of geriatric medicine

Collaborating with other medical professional societies and the societies of other healthcare disciplines to promote high-quality care of older persons

Working with lobbyists, governments, and consumer groups to implement policy changes that promote the goals of geriatric medicine


Leadership

Vision and flexibility to anticipate and respond to changing healthcare and political environments

Ability to mobilize resources to meet current and future goals

Willingness to share leadership roles with other specialties and disciplines in the care of older persons

Rising to leadership positions in all relevant environments (e.g., academia, healthcare systems, government



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