Hospital Resources - Frailty

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism developed these guidelines with special considerations of older adults.  The authors point out that studies have shown an inverse relationship between nutritional status and complication rates, length of stay in hospital, etc.  Nutrition should be an integral part of an older adults overall care plan.  6 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

This document provides a complete health check up list for clinicians to use with adults, based on recommendations from the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care (CTFPHC) It includes evidence and non evidence based components. 5 pages.

This guideline supports the early identification of patients who are at risk for frailty and the management of patients aged 65 years or older who are identified as frail. To support individualized care planning use of the guidelines can enhance person centered strategies to prevent further decline particularly through transitions in care.