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Caring for the Older Adult at Risk for Falling

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Assessment Tools, the website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing, contains many evidence-based assessment tools. Located on the ConsultGeriRN website is a variety of assessment tools on topics relevant to the care of older adults. The How to Try This series is comprised of articles and videos demonstrating the use of the Try This:® series. How to Try This articles and videos are listed under their respective Try This article. Those listed below can be used to assess, evaluate, and discuss the needs of older adults with students. Click here to go to and the Try This® and How to Try This resources. 

  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Assessment of Fear of Falling in Older Adults: The Falls Efficacy Scale
  • Assessment of Fatigue in Older Adults: The FACTT Fatigue Scale
  • Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale
  • Reducing Functional Decline in Older Adults During Hospitalization: A Best Practice Approach

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