The module will explore the concept of frailty: a condition of reduced function and health in older individuals that increases the odds of developing multiple medical conditions and affects an individual’s ability to perform activities in their daily lives. This module will provide certified Continued Medical Education (CME) credits.
Sometimes, too much treatment can do more harm than good. This is true at all ages, but it is especially relevant for older adults living with frailty, who are much more likely to receive medical treatments that pose a higher risk of adverse outcomes.
This information sheet from the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary includes information on atypical presentation of COVID-19 in frail older adults, how to optimize care for older adults suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and considerations for older adults presenting with delirium.
June 17, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters, Lynn Martin of Lakehead University and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, Queen’s University as they discuss their research to date on effective collaboration and partnerships to support frail adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in the community.
FrailSurvey: A Mobile Phone App for Self-Assessment of the Frailty Status Among Community-Dwelling Older People
FRAILSURVEY is a mobile phone app for self-assessment of frailty status among community-dwelling older people. This mobile app is free of charge, being available for IOS and Android operating systems. The screening of frailty status was based on the Groningen Frailty Index.