Assessing Older People

Nurses assess older people in many different contexts, but there are some general values that always underpin the assessment process. Assessment should be holistic and comprehensive and promote individuality and independence, without being ageist. As appropriate, both subjective and objective data should be collected.

A nurse assessing older person

See some of the links below for information on assessing older people.

The next three pages of this course module pose a series of multiple choice questions to quiz you on what you have learned.

Access a case for assessment.