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  • Perform a Welcome to Medicare visit, including all of the required components.

  • Perform an Annual Wellness Visit, including all of the required components.

  • Perform a comprehensive geriatric assessment.

  • Perform cognitive assessment for older adult patients using recommended assessment tools.

  • Use the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, the Screening Tool of Older Persons’ Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP), or the Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to the Right Treatment (START) to evaluate whether an older adult patient is taking a potentially inappropriate drug, and deprescribe the drug if necessary.

  • Use the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) to identify potential concerns about elder abuse.

  • Evaluate the safety of older adult patients in the home by asking questions and involving other clinicians and people as needed. Assess for factors related to falls, elder abuse, firearm safety, driving safety, and adequate nutrition.

  • Recommend appropriate community services to assist older adult patients and their family members when concerns exist about their safety in the home.


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