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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.

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Assessment Tool Categories
Dementia and Delirium
Functional Assessment / ADLs
Gait and Immobility / Fall Risk
Nutrition / Weight Loss
Oral Health
Pressure Ulcers
Sensory Perception
Urinary Incontinence

Our intent is to provide education about tools that our colleagues in geriatrics have developed. Comments and feedback may be directed to 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.