Fit for frailtyPosted on: 3 Feb 2020
Not all older people are frail and frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing. But around 10 per cent of people aged over 65 years have frailty, rising to between a quarter and a half of those aged over 85, and they are at risk of adverse outcomes such as dramatic changes in their physical and mental wellbeing after even minor events. There is a risk of significant harm to them if health interventions are planned without recognising their frailty.
This guideline from the British Geriatrics Society gives advice on action people involved in service design can take to prevent these adverse outcomes and help people live as well as possible with frailty. Click the link below to view the guideline!