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Elder Care

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Life expectancy in the United States is highest among:

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2. What is the term used to describe the systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals because they are older?

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3. Which is a typical goal of the older adult patient in regard to his or her healthcare?

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4. According to research by Iloabuchi and colleagues, key risk factors associated with hospital readmission in low-income older adults include:

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5. The warning signs of heat stroke include:

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6. What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

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7. A blood pressure of 148/98 mmHg falls into which blood pressure category?

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8. Which means is used to distinguish between normal age-related cardiovascular changes and the presence of cardiovascular disease?

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9. The recommendation for regular exercise for older adults, taking into account each individual’s specific health conditions, is:

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10. A result of age-related decreased renal blood flow is:

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11. Which treatment is considered first-line therapy for stress incontinence in older adult patients?

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12. Hypothyroidism is characterized by which symptoms?

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13. Stereotyping older adult patients as sexually inactive may cause healthcare providers to overlook symptoms of:

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14. The healthcare provider assessing an older adult patient does not anticipate finding:

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15. Higher protein consumption is especially important for older women due to the fact that:

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16. Which is not a source of calcium?

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17. The B vitamins are particularly important to the function of the:

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18. Compared with the sleep of younger people, older adults generally need:

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19. The gradual onset of confusion in older adults may be reversible when related to:

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20. Which assessment is included in the Mini–Mental State Examination?

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21. Which comorbid condition increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

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22. A factor shown to protect cognitive function across the lifespan is:

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23. Which action helps to support a lower-stress environment for the patient with dementia?

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24. When providing instructions to a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, it is best to:

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25. Risk factors for social isolation in older adults include living alone, low self-esteem, and:

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26. Which is a correct statement describing depression and aging?

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27. During an assessment, an older adult patient tells the nurse, “I feel as though I am ready to die.” The nurse recognizes this statement as:

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28. Which pair of activities represents instrumental activities of daily living?

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29. A physical therapist reviews the use of a new type of walker with an older adult patient and his or her caregiver by:

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30. A patient with acute and severe loss of bilateral lower extremity strength and inability to functionally bear weight due to a stroke is being evaluated for an assistive device. Which recommendation by the physical therapist is most appropriate at this time?

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31. What are the two most essential issues to assess when determining the older patient’s risk for falling?

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32. An occupational therapist is meeting with a patient with a high fall risk. The therapist reviews strategies to improve home safety and reduce falls, including:

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33. Any patient who is taking warfarin (Coumadin) and experiences a fall should be checked immediately for:

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34. Older adult patients taking five or more drugs are at higher risk for:

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35. Which medication or drug class is often implicated in adverse drug events in older adult patients?

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36. Which characteristic is a risk for increased levels of caregiver burden?

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37. Which is a type of advance directive that specifies in writing an individual’s healthcare preferences?

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38. Which is a true statement about do-not-attempt-resuscitation (DNAR) orders?

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39. Which risk factors are associated with a potential for becoming a victim of elder abuse?

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40. As defined by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, palliative care is described as:

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41. Hospice is a model or concept of care that:


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