Professional caregivers who know that holistic health care produces positive outcomes in clients and patients now have a comprehensive, easy-to-follow training guide to assessing and analyzing older people. Assessing Older People: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals draws from and clearly interprets a wealth of research on the many changes associated with aging, such as body function, mental health, nutrition, and spiritual needs. Hot-button issues such as palliative care and elder abuse are also examined compassionately and comprehensively. You will find instruments for developing cutting-edge assessment skills, including a field-tested, eight-step decision-making process model. Case studies, study questions, activities, and an abundance of charts, checklists, and screening tools facilitate self-directed learning and in-service training. The assessment techniques described are relevant whether used in the community, nursing facility, or acute care settings by professional and informal caregivers. Experience greater job satisfaction by learning how to influence care decisions and seeing firsthand how your interventions improve the quality of life of the older adults in your care.