Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults


Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults


Try This is a series of assessment tools where each issue focuses on a topic specific to the older adult population. The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and to utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly. Each “Try This” issue is a two-page document with a description of why the topic is important when caring for older patients on the first page, and an assessment tool that can be administered in 20 minutes or less on the second page.

Accompanying the “Try This” series is the “How to Try This” series, which translates the evidence-based geriatric “Try This” assessment tools into cost-free, Web-based resources including demonstration videos and a corresponding print series featured in the American Journal of Nursing, developed to build geriatric assessment skills—the foundation for appropriate care of older adults.


Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing

Funding Sources:

John A. Hartford Foundation


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: June 2008
Last Updated: 04/10/13

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