Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults is a series of assessment tools to provide knowledge of best practices in the care of older adults. Includes:
The Try This resources were developed for a nursing curriculum, but they are quite appropriate for social work students and practitioners.
The videos include a demonstration of the instrument, a discussion of the problem, debriefing, and the implications of the assessment for intervention/ treatment planning after the assessment. The assessments are conducted in a hospital setting, so instructors may need to discuss with their students the influence of context on the process of evaluation.
The Stanford Geriatric Education Center (SGEC) has many valuable resources that can help faculty who need health-related information about older adults. In particular, this center offers excellent on-line training resources on racial and ethnic diversity that include:
CSWE Gero-Ed Center
A program of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314P: +1.703.683.8080 F: +1.703.683.8099 E: firstname.lastname@example.org