Clarissa Giebel explores a recent prospective study using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which looks at the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England.[read the full story...]
‘Chin up, love.’ Why are frail older adults not seeking help for anxiety or depression?
A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a qualitative study on supporting frail older adults with anxiety or depression.[read the full story...]
Frailty predicting care intensity in older people with learning disabilities?
In this blog, Rose Tomlins considers a study which explores the use of the Frailty Index to predict increased intensity of care for older adults with learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
HSJ Commission challenges anecdote-based practice for frail elderly
Alison Turner considers the strengths and weaknesses of a new report which presents the findings of the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People, asking key questions of commissioners, providers and patients.[read the full story...]
“Care needs to be just as important as treatment” says report
This practical guidance has been written to help commissioners, service providers, nurses, medical, and allied health professionals, understand the difference care and compassion can make to the service experience of frail older people, and also to the financial situation of health and social care organisations. The guide covers the following themes: Reducing healthcare-related harm Care [read the full story…]