Therapeutic assessment interview: Identify an older adult age 65 +

Therapeutic assessment interview: Identify an older adult age 65 +, use a 1st and last initial. Execute a therapeutic assessment interview with them for at least two interview sessions assessing their self-identified: Name J. Harris 67 y.o. Female Demographics, life time education and career/employment : Eastern North Carolina, High School Graduate,33 years County School Printer
Two most significant (positive) times in their lives:
1) Having kids
2) Buying First Home
Therapeutic assessment interview: Identify an older adult age 65 +What past hardship or loss has the client successfully negotiated in the past? Losing a job in Philadelphia and relocating to North Carolina for a better job with better benefits

Two personal strengths: Responsible and Resourceful

Engage them in identifying what is healthy versus non-healthy coping skills
non-healthy- worrying, lack of exercise

Inquire of 2 healthy coping skills they have used in the past and/or now- prayer and walking

Three (3) pieces of advice they would give to their younger self if they could?
1) Go to College
2) Wait on Marriage
3) Go to Military

Support the client in taking the Geriatric Depression Scale.pdf J. Harris scored 2 ,2 is considered normal
J. Harris has dropped many activities and interests. she perfers to stay home, rather than going out and doing new things

Support the client in taking the Fulmer SPICES Assessment.pdf J Harris able to sleep 8 hours/ night ,Able to eat with fork and spoon and swallow effectively with no weight loss, Patient was continent of bladder and stool during assessment,Patient was able to name President Biden, give todays date and year, and give birthdate, Pt was ambulatory without falls, No evidence of skin breakdown. Skin was elastic and non-tenting.

Read Mini Mental State Exam.pdf and Patient_Stress_Questionnaire.pdf Patient scored 30 points on MMSE which represents No cognitive impairment, Patient scored 7 on Stress Questionnaire, pt had several days of of trouble falling asleep ,feeling tired or having little energy,not being able to to stop or control worrying, worrying too much about different things,becoming easily annoyed or irritable, more than half days overeating, drink alcohol once a month 5 oz of wine

Read Hall, Hall, and Chapman Article.pdf

Report the findings from the Geriatric Depression Scale, Fulmer Spices, Patient Stress Questionnaire, and the Mini-Mental Status Exam

Discuss your older adult’s level of ego integrity vs. despair as described by psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. If you had to rate them on a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing a full state of despair and 10 representing full ego integrity, what rating would you give your older adult? J harris would rate a 7( explain why)

Describe at least two nursing diagnoses for this client.
Chronic pain
Activity intolerance
Create a plan of care for the client to include at least three nursing goals with two nursing interventions each.

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