This paper will be written using APA style and format. There are three components and the length of the paper is to be 5-6 pages, not including the required title and reference pages. This assignment involves interviewing an elderly adult to determine their pain and pain perception, as well as completing a comprehensive home fall assessment.
Part I. You are to interview either an older adult male or female over the age of 65. In order to preserve confidentiality, identify them as “O.M.” or “O.F.” and include their age and ethnicity. Describe their living situation (i.e., home alone, home with family members, home with assistance, etc.), and describe the type of dwelling they reside in and in what kind of environment (i.e., rural 2 story, urban apartment, etc.).
Part II. Interview the older adult using the specific interview questions provided below. Summarize the results in a narrative format (not a Q&A format), and also address the “student reflection” part of the assignment in the same section, using the appropriate headings.
Part III. Complete a home assessment related to basic standards for the older adult’s environment.
Perform a home assessment of the elderly persons’ home, using the HSSAT as a guide.
Write a brief narrative related to your findings and a plan of deficiencies and standards based on your findings with possible solutions for an older adult with normal changes (i.e., intrinsic risks such as sight, hearing, etc) in aging.