Older Adults: The Case for Comprehensive Assessment.
Recognition of all health care problems is important to be able to provide comprehensive care with optimal outcomes and to maximize reimbursement. This article addresses the importance of conducting a thorough geriatric assessment, including an assessment of mental health. The authors present case examples to illustrate where shortcomings in the assessment could compromise both care and reimbursement.
National Association for Home Care Magazine
Camann, M., & Chase, L. (2001). Older adults: The case for comprehensive assessment. Caring, 20(1), 26-28.