AGD Code: 750
Health care for the aging has started to reveal its many complicated layers. Emphasis is on understanding the unique needs of the aging
population, encouraging health promotion and self-care, identifying variable responses of elderly clients to pathological conditions, and
maintaining a level of function that promotes quality of life.
• Recognize geriatric pharmacologic changes that occur during aging
• Identify physiologic changes that take place in the geriatric population with age
• Summarize factors affecting “successful aging”
• Assess psychological well-being as it relates to quality of life