The Frailty Framework among Homeless and other Vulnerable Populations (FFHVP) has been developed from empirical research and consultations with frailty experts in an effort to characterize antecedents, i.e. situational health-related, behaviour, resource, biological, and environmental factors which contribute to physical, psychological and social frailty domains and impact and adverse outcomes.
The author discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations of AD with a focus on elderly inmates. Challenges of detecting and providing appropriate treatment for AD within a correctional institution are explored. She proposes that prison-specific guidelines for AD would be helpful to support clinicians in providing innovative, quality care.
This American article proposes a proactive, interdisciplinary collaborative approach to improving practice, policy and research to develop high-quality evidence-based care for the aging population in particular those with high needs like those with dementia.
This study looks at the social context model of human development and wellbeing in relation to international human rights guidelines that pertain to the promotion of health and well-being that relate to those aging in prison.
A group of 29 national experts met and identified 9 priority areas to be addressed to address the exponential rise in the number in older inmates. Their consensus recommendations included a uniform definition of an “older” prisoner, geriatrics training staff and health care providers, defining functional impairment, screening for dementia, identifying the needs of older women prisoners, the development of uniform policies for geriatric housing units, the creation of national medical eligibility criteria for early release and the enhancement of palliative care services within prisons.
The author of this article takes a look at elderly offenders in America, the kinds of crimes that they have been incarcerated for, statistics and project population growth issues, as well as characteristics and needs of older and aging-in-place prisoners.