Frailty and Person Centred Care: June 2019
Frailty is a long term condition related to the aging process in which multiple body systems gradually lose their in-built reserves.
It is now widely recognised as a state of reduced resilience and increased vulnerablility. This results in some older people becoming more vulnerable to relatively small changes in their circumstances which can lead to deterioration in their health and/or ability to live independently.
It is estimated that around 50% of people over the age of 65 are living with some degree of frailty and some who experience frailty earlier in life.
• Improved identification of frailty.
• Understand how to support people to live well.
• How to achieve improved person centred outcomes.
• Discuss timely access to palliative and end of life care.