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Facing up to Frailty

Falls. Lengthy hospitalisation. Loss of independence. Nursing home placement. Death. These are some of the consequences of a clinical condition known as frailty. This course will assist you to really face up to frailty – to identify and address it early – and help people live happier, healthier lives at home.

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3-5 hours
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About this course

We often hear the term “frail”, especially as people get older. But what does being frail really mean? Should we accept frailty as a consequence of old age, or can we do something about it? Come and navigate through this taster course to find out how facing up to frailty may just be the missing link to living and ageing well. You’ll hear from people with lived experience of frailty, health professionals and researchers to find out ways to identify and manage frailty, all designed to help people live happier, healthier lives in their own homes and communities for longer.

Course structure

  1. Is frailty the missing link to living and ageing well?
  2. How do you identify someone who is frail, and what to do next?
  3. How is frailty addressed?

Why you should do this course?

  • Meet people with lived experience of frailty, health professionals and researchers to gain a better understanding of frailty as a recognised clinical condition.
  • Learn some of the ways that older people, family members and health professionals can identify frailty.
  • Get some ideas for how to address frailty early, and improve the quality of life for people living with frailty.
  • Adapt this information to any setting, regardless of whether you’re a health professional, a family member of someone who is at risk of frailty, an older person, or just curious!
  • Gain some knowledge on frailty that can be applied to the Master of Advanced Nursing

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Discover how facing up to frailty may just be the missing link to living and ageing well.

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