Key Points

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a mainstay in the assessment, evaluation and development of a plan of care in older adults.  Aging adults have several unique features including multi-comorbidities, diminishing physiologic reserves, aging organ systems which may influence functional independence and changing social-economic status.  The comprehensive geriatric assessment is an overall biopsychosocial approach to meet the holistic needs of older adults. 

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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Handout