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Geriatric Care

Knowledge of and ability to plan, implement, and coordinate medical care for geriatric patients in order to improve their quality of life and to help them maintain their independence.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies the concepts and features of geriatric care.

Lists the major components and objectives of geriatric care.

Indicates the processes and phases of geriatric care management.

Compiles and documents information on the health status of elderly patients.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Assists seniors or disabled individuals and their families in meeting their short or long term care needs.

Arranges and monitors medication, in-home help and other services for elderly rehabilitation.

Follows established geriatric care management processes to ensure the provision of necessary services.

Addresses all problems identified or anticipated problems through in-depth interviews with clients and their families.

Provides an action guide to ensure that geriatric patients maintain as healthy and independent a lifestyle as possible.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Develops and implements elderly/disabled patients' care plans to improve their quality of life.

Suggests interventions or actions required and makes recommendations regarding the provision of resources.

Facilitates the optimization of the geriatric care process to improve the quality and efficiency of service.

Trains others on dealing with complex care situations related to psychiatric, cognitive, or social issues.

Integrates the best possible combination of care services in terms of housing, home care, and socialization programs.

Collaborates with geriatric patients, their families and the community to popularize effective care programs.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Creates a comprehensive elderly care network for geriatric patients.

Establishes a flexible and adaptive mechanism for geriatric care delivery.

Predicts the industry trends and market directions of geriatric care.

Leads in developing and updating the overall geriatric care procedure.

Deploys a hierarchical crisis intervention system to meet various care requirements of geriatric patients.

Articulates the historical background and future perspective of geriatric care.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your past experience in providing geriatric care for a specific elderly person in your previous job(s).
  • How do you conduct geriatric care assessments to identify needs, problems and eligibility for geriatric patients?
  • How did you establish a flexible and adaptive mechanism for geriatric care delivery?
  • What kinds of problems did you encounter when providing geriatric care services for the elderly?
  • What were the summarized results you obtained after delivering geriatric care to elderly patients?

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