Discuss professional attitudes, values, and expectations about physical and mental aging in the provision of patient centered care for older adults and their families. Assess barriers for older adults in receiving, understanding, and giving information. How assessment of living environment as it relates to functional, physical, cognitive, psychological, and social needs can affect the nursing care of the elderly. How the community health nurse can appropriately utilize resources/programs to promote functional physical and mental wellness in older adults. How the community health nurse can intervene to assist older adults and their support network to achieve personal goals based on the analysis of the living environment and availability of community resources.
Incorporating these elements into community health nursing practice can contribute to more effective and person-centered care for older adults and their families, ultimately promoting physical and mental wellness in this population.