Provide an overview of the general practice nurses role and the 707 health assessment for people aged 75 years and older. Access the MBS benefit paid for this specific health assessment. Present the aims of the 707 health assessment and identify Mr Pitman’s risk factors based on his physical, psychological and social functions.
2. Activities of Daily Living
Explore the incidence and causes of falls in older people. Discuss deficits relating to Mr Pitman’s activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting/continence, mobility/transferring). Provide one paragraph on each and describe how these may impact his overall health. Support your findings with evidence from the academic literature (eg Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model in Practice (ebook available via library)
3. Nursing Care Recommendations and Rational
Discuss recommendations that the GPN could provide Mr Pitman so that his ADL needs are met in his home environment. Consider home care options and referral pathways that are available to Mr Pitman. For example, explore the options that an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) (https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/) and Department of Veterans Affairs (https://www.dva.gov.au/) can provide. Also explore the services available through the multidisciplinary team at his own superclinic and those available to him in his community. Provide rationales for your recommendations and support these with evidence from academic literature and Government websites.