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The management of frailty in practice

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.
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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.

Interventions to prevent disability in frail community-dwelling older persons: an overview

This narrative literature review provides an overview of interventions aimed at disability prevention in older community-dwelling adults living with frailty.

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