Geriatric Nursing

Geriatric nurses care is mainly for the elderly patients who are prone to  chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and respiratory disorders by focusing on the development and implementation of treatment plans. They are often involved in educating and counseling the families of these elderly patients. Geriatric nurses’ generally work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community health centers by providing complete care, compassion and friendship to their patients. In-home treatment to patients who are in need of regular medical assistance are taken care by these Geriatric nurses. They are also likely to encounter patients with diminishing mental capacities who lose their ability to make independent decisions about their health. Typical responsibilities of a geriatric nurse includes

  • Assisting physicians during examinations and procedures
  • Performing patient medical tests in-home or in a medical office
  • Establishing a patient care plan and setting health goals
  • Administering medications to patients based on a care plan
  • Teaching family members about a patient’s condition and how to promote self-care skills

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