Geriatric Assessment Tools

Geriatric Assessment Tools are a standardized means of obtaining information as part of a comprehensive assessment visit. Assessment tools enable the practitioner to efficiently evaluate a person's current level of function, cognition, and safety. Examples of tools are organized into the following categories. Click on the appropriate category for a menu of tools.

The assessment tools can be viewed and printed. Viewing and printing require Acrobat Reader, a free download from Adobe Systems. Click on the logo if you do not already have Acrobat Reader.

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Our intent is to provide education about tools that our colleagues in geriatrics have developed. Comments and feedback may be directed to geriatric-education@uiowa.edu. Full citation information is provided with each tool. Requests for specific uses/specific tools should be directed to the author(s) listed within the tool.