Elderly Care: Easy Exercise and Screening Assessment

Today’s post is part of our ongoing series, The Encompass Way. Here, we’ll go over many of the steps involved in setting up a comprehensive care plan, which helps us to provide seniors and their families a complete understanding of the available care options and helps families maneuver through the challenges of the system.

elderly home care omahaProfessionals from Encompass Senior Solutions conduct a comprehensive in-home assessment for each new client, complete with a psychological, environmental, functional and medical assessment. From the information we gather, a written plan of care is created to help determine the roles of both health care providers and family members who are responsible for implementing and/or overseeing the client’s care.

Below is a sample of one of the forms we ask our clients to complete as part of our medical assessment, helping to bring to light any physical health concerns the client may have. The results from this simple “yes” or “no” assessment eventually go into the final written plan of care.

Easy Exercise and Screening Assessment

1. Do you have pains, tightness or pressure in your chest during physical activities (like walking, climbing, stairs and/or household chores)?

2. Do you currently experience dizziness or lightheadedness?

  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

3. Have you been told that you have high blood pressure?

  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

4. Do you have pain, stiffness or swelling that limits or prevents your from doing what you want or need to do?

  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

5. Do you fall, feel unsteady or use an assistive device while standing and/or walking?

  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

6. Is there a health reason not mentioned why you would be concerned about starting an exercise program?

  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

Currently serving Omaha and surrounding areas, all Encompass services are directed by registered nurses or licensed clinical social workers with no long-term contracts. Contact us today for help with your senior care needs.

 

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“Encompass Senior Solutions solves the challenges families face in caring for aging parents, with a focus on strategies that keep them in their homes. To learn more about our solutions, visit http://www.encompass-assessments.com.”