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Frailty

The Frailty Matters Project

Preventing and managing frailty remains a new area for many community practitioners and for their community partners. This study has identified that the current management of frailty by community...

The role of the district nurse in screening and assessment for frailty

Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...

Preventing skin tears among older adults in the community

First, it is important to clarify what a skin tear is, as there can be some confusion or misconception that it is a minor issue or something far less complex than one might think..

Virtual reality, the COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation for community-dwelling older adults

The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..

Perceptions, practices and educational needs of community nurses to manage frailty

Two key themes were identified: (i) concept of frailty and (ii) knowledge about frailty. Each theme was expanded upon via two subthemes..

Effectiveness of individually tailored exercise on functional capacity and mobility in nursing home residents

An observational cohort study was conducted in a nursing home in the province of Padua, Italy. All residents who were admitted to the nursing home between January 2014 and December 2016 were enrolled...

A mirror image: experiences of informal carers caring for frail, older persons at risk from falling

The findings are presented as verbatim quotes used to illustrate each theme with pseudonyms assigned to each informal carer..

A rapid response and treatment service for care homes: a case study

The RRaT service provided by the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) is commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and has been chosen as one of the seven ‘accelerator’...

Falling through the cracks: a case study of how a timely integrated approach can reverse frailty

Originally from Ireland, 76-year-old Tommy resided alone in the suburbs of a northern English town. He had worked as a teacher until he sustained a head injury many years previously. He had epilepsy,...

Falls and older people: preventative interventions

This programme comprises 30 minutes of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises that progress in difficulty and are performed at home at least three times per week, together with...

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