The management of frailty in practice
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The management of frailty in practice

Claire Nelson Consultant practitioner trainee specialising, Frailty, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Frailty is a recognised state of increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes resulting from an interaction of physical, psychological, socio-economic and co-morbidity factors. As a diagnosis it is independently associated with falls, decreased quality of life, hospital admissions, premature entry into long-term care and death. Recognising frailty and offering personalised interventions can help support individuals to live well with the condition, to maintain independence and to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The three studies summarised below specifically describe the interventions that support the management of recognised frailty in practice

Nursing Older People. 29, 9,13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.9.13.s13

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