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Advice for older people on staying healthy at home

A resource for nurses to offer patients who may be considered frail.
Staying healthy

A resource for nurses to offer patients who may be considered frail

No older person likes to be labelled ‘frail’. Many view it as a permanent and declining state, linked with a loss of independence and control over their own lives.

Yet while the words ‘frailty’ and ‘older’ are often linked – and the risk does increase with age – becoming frail is not irreversible, nor is it an inevitable part of growing older. And there is a lot you can do to stay well, keep involved with family, friends and the community while continuing to enjoy life well into later life.

Staying healthy at home

Continuing to lead an active life in your own home for as long as possible is most people’s

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