When performing a head-to-toe assessment, there are some key differences that you can expect to notice in an older adult. In this episode I’m sharing the ones you’re most likely to notice, including:

  • Vital signs differences
  • Differences in body composition and musculoskeletal changes
  • Changes to the integumentary system
  • Changes to sensory organs and neurological function
  • Changes to the respiratory and cardiovascular system
  • GI changes
  • And changes to the genitourinary system

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