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Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

13 September 2018

Nursing Older People


Early identification of frailty at the front door of the acute hospital is vital to allow rapid comprehensive geriatric assessment and care pathway development in...

How can identifying and grading frailty support older people in acute and community settings?

20 August 2020

Nursing Older People


Identifying frailty is essential to support older people living with complex health and social care needs. This article discusses how a Florence Nightingale...

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

23 March 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition, sarcopenia, vitamin D deficiency and dehydration. Strategies to identify,...

Frailty and its significance in older people’s nursing

21 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The term frail is commonly used to describe older people, but reports on the care of older adults in hospital highlight that the clinical implications of frailty are...

Caring for frail patients: best practice

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard


Frailty has become synonymous with vulnerability and is a state caused by many factors, including disability, recurrent infection and multiple co-morbidities. The...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

25 October 2018

Nursing Older People


This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates multidisciplinary working to meet the diverse needs of frail older people...

Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

02 September 2020

Nursing Older People

living with advanced dementia series: 3

This article is part of a series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. When someone with advanced dementia can...

A joined-up approach to improving older people’s health and wellbeing

03 May 2016

Nursing Management


This article describes how a joined-up approach to housing, health and wellbeing is making a difference to the lives of older people and particularly the lives of...

Assessment and management of older patients with delirium in acute settings

02 May 2018

Nursing Older People

Mental health

This article aims to assist nurses and nursing students to consider the presentation of delirium in older patients and the resulting assessment and nursing...

Applying comprehensive geriatric assessment to investigate falls

31 March 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This is the second article in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in different clinical settings....