This first article in a six part series outlines the fundamental principles of the assessment of older people subsequent articles will explore the five domains that should be explored when assessing older people the physical psychological functional social and spiritual domains. Assessment of older adults 2016 gottschling j segal d l hausele c spinath f m stoll g 2016 assessment of anxiety in older adults translation and psychometric evaluation of the german version of the geriatric anxiety scale gas. Health assessment of older adults can be done on several levels ranging from simple screenings to complex in depth evaluations to perform assessments accurately nurses and other health care providers who gather information regarding older adults must possess the necessary knowledge and skill to perform the assessments correctly they must know how to use diagnostic tools and equipment . Neurologic assessment of the older adult 5 i introduction a purpose the purpose of this guide is to assist registered nurses patient care units and institutions in pro viding safe and effective care to older adults with neurologic conditions older adult has been defined in most studies as a person whose age is equal to or greater than 65 years however this definition has been used more
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