Are you evaluating an older adult with comorbid conditions prior to starting an exercise program?

Is the exercise location accessible to emergency squads?

Has the patient been cleared by a physician prior to starting the program?

Is the patient deconditioned?

Does the patient exercise alone?

Is a means to call for help available?

Is exercise discontinued if pain or other warning sign develop?

Are appropriate emergency supplies available?

Is the exercise area accessible to an older adult with disabilities?

Does the patient have/take?

• diabetes?

• high blood pressure?

• heart disease?

• COPD or chronic lung disease?

• osteoarthritis?

• cognitive impairment?

• sedating medications?

• sensory impairment?

• anticoagulants?

• a risk of falls?

• visual impairment?


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