Comprehensive Geriatric Biopsychosocial Assessment
Write a 5-6 page comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of an older adult and/or a family caregiver from your field practicum or place of employment. Your assessment must include: (1) a standardized assessment tool such as the St. Louis (SLUMS) or Mini-Cog, Geriatric Depression Scale, Katz, Braden, Lubben Social Network, or other biopsychosocial assessment instrument relevant to the needs of the older adult and/or family; and (2) a DSM-5 diagnosis, if appropriate to the case; (3) assessment of physical health and functional abilities including ADL and IADL capacity, and (4) incorporation of a strengths perspective in the assessment. Demonstrate evidence of using one formal assessment tool to gather your data.
Use this Assessment Summary Outline document as a template to construct your assessment. Use each category in the outline as a section heading and write a few narrative paragraphs underneath each section.
A comprehensive overview of standardized assessment tools and links to the tools and videos demonstrating their use are available on the module pages.