This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers. Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.
This webinar focused on how malnutrition and frailty are associated and impact function and the risk for falls. Nutrition risk screening was discussed as a way forward for the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and falls.
The Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) selected and organized evidence-based tools from our Resource Library into this online Geriatric Medication Management Toolkit. This Toolkit contains:
Clinically-focused and validated tools to help you, and patients and their caregivers, identify patients at increased risk of experiencing a medication-related problem;
Intervention tools for homecare professionals, patients and their caregivers, to facilitate implementing proven strategies to manage medications;
Tools to help you, patients, and caregivers communicate more effectively about medication risks with other providers;
Guidelines and evidence-based best practices that provide an overview of the evidence for reducing medication-related problems and adverse drug events in older people.
The EASI was developed* to raise a doctor’s suspicion about elder abuse to a level at which it might be reasonable to propose a referral for further evaluation by social services, adult protective services, or equivalents. While all six questions should be asked, a response of “yes” on one or more of questions 2-6 may establish concern. The EASI was validated* for asking by family practitioners of cognitively intact seniors seen in ambulatory settings. 2 Pages.
The Caregiver Abuse Screen (CASE) is a screening measure for detecting abuse of seniors. It is intended for use with all clients who are caregivers of seniors, whether or not abuse is suspected. 2 Pages.