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Geriatrics: Core Resources

Tools for Geriatrics

10 Medications Older Adults Should Avoid or Use with Caution - 

ARMOR: A Tool to Evaluate Polypharmacy in Elderly Persons - Annals of Long Term Care

Caring for Vulnerable Elders During a Disaster - National Findings of the 2007 Nursing Home Hurricane Summit

Choosing Wisely®: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question - ABIM Foundation

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Database - Natural Medicines 

CLOX: Clock Drawing Executive Test - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment - Tufts University 

Drug Information Pathfinder - Food and Drug Administration 

Eat Smart/Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults - U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Eat Smart/Live Strong Nutrition Session Handouts - U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Eating Well As You Get Older - NIH SeniorHealth 

Elder Abuse Hotlines – National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

ElderCare Locator – Administration on Aging

Emergency Preparedness and Response with the Elderly - Administration on Aging 

End of Life / Palliative Resource Center - Center to Advance Palliative Care 

FAST Scale Administration - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Geriatric Assessment - American Family Physician 

Geriatric Assessment Tools – University of Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form) – Stanford University 

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Practice Resource Center - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Go4Life  - National Institute on Aging 

Guidelines & Recommendations – American Geriatrics Society 

Health In Aging – American Geriatrics Society

Heat Stress in the Elderly - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

HIV/AIDS and Older Persons - enters for Disease Control and Prevention 

Home Health Compare - 

Hospice Eligibility Criteria - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Hospital Compare - 

Instructions for the Mini-Cog Test - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adultsinformation about 134 instruments created at the National Institute on Aging at NIH, in consultation with experts in the field.

Long-Term Care Medication Data - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Minority Aging Statistics - Administration on Aging 

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

National Nursing Home Survey - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Nursing Home Compare -

Nutrition and Aging - Colorado State University

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well Being – Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics 

Pain Management Guide Card - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

Patient Health Questionnaire – Pfizer 

Pocket Guide to Common Immunizations for the Older Adult – American Geriatrics Society 

Profile on Older Americans - Administration on Ageing

Psychotherapy and Older Adults Resource Guide – American Psychological Association 

Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination- St. Louis University 

Screening Tests for Adults 50 and Up - LabTestsOnline/American Association for Clinical Chemistry

State of Aging & Health in America 2013 - CDC

Statistics on Older Persons' Health - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surgical Considerations in the Elderly - Schwartz's Principles of Surgery

Surveys and Research - AARP 

Tinetti Gait & Balance Instrument - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio 

Trauma and the Geriatric Patient - from the textbook "Trauma" 

Understanding Elder Abuse - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

WebGEMS - Geriatrics Education Models (Interactive Case Studies)

World Population Aging - United Nations 

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