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

13 September 2018

Nursing Older People

frailty

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...

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

CPD

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

frailty

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

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

03 May 2016

Nursing Management

Feature

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....

Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a patient with complex needs

29 April 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

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

Effects of a 12-week community exercise programme on older people

31 January 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To measure the effectiveness of a 12-week exercise intervention in reducing the health risks associated with physical decline in people aged 60 and older. Method...