When safety concerns surrounding an older adult’s ability to continue living independently in the community arise, a Geriatric Assessment will provide answers to the older person’s problems. A Geriatric Assessment is a detailed written report completed by the care manager which assesses an older person’s physical and psychosocial status. Family members and elder law attorneys alike find it to be a valuable tool.
The Geriatric Assessment provides insight into the following key elements:
- The most appropriate living setting for the client
- The appropriateness of home care services
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment for safety purposes
- Determine whether or not conservatorship or guardianship is needed