Management of Frailty in Care Homes and the Community

Gary Mitchell, Deborah Coleman

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Describe your event and its purpose in approximately 100 words:
This interactive fringe event will provide delegates with an overview of frailty in the context of care homes and community settings. The fringe event will be broken down into the three main sections which focus on causes and prevention of frailty, recognition of frailty syndromes and validated assessment of frailty and management of frailty. Each section will be comprised of ten minutes theory and a five minute case-study relevant to practice. The session will assume participants have no knowledge of frailty. The aim of the session is to both raise awareness about frailty and enhance practice in non-NHS settings.

Who is your event aimed at? For example, which roles, specialties and grades is it aimed at?:
Care Home Managers, Older People's Nurse Specialists, Care Home Nurses, Senior Care Assistants, Care Assistants, Community Nurses, Community Support Workers and Domiciliary Care Assistants.

Is the content of your event evidence-based? Tell us more about how you will quality-assure your event:
Utilizing Frailty in Older People RCN Guidance, RCNI Frailty E-Learning Resource (launched at Congress in 2017) and Fit for Frailty guidance from the British Geriatric Society. In addition to these, policy documentation will be referenced, e.g. Safe Compassionate Care for Older People Using Integrated Care Pathway (Published by NHS England in 2014).

Please provide three key learning outcomes for your event:
1. Delegates will understand what causes frailty and how to prevent it within care home and community settings.
2. Delegates will learn about how to recognize and assess frailty for older people living in a care home or community setting (using validated assessment tools)
3. Delegates will be supported to manage frailty in their setting through the use of validated assessment of specific frailty syndromes, multidisciplinary support and person-centered care-planning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted - 30 Jan 2018
EventRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) Congress 2018 - Northern Ireland Waterfront , Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201816 May 2018


ExhibitionRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) Congress 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Older People
  • Care Homes
  • Community Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Frailty
  • Quality of Life


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