The Frail Elderly Adult

$35.00

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
1. Appreciate that frailty is not a single problem; people who are frail have many things wrong at once.
2. Understand how frailty can be defined, assessed and measured for screening depending on context and goals of care.
3. Discuss the associations of frailty with key health outcomes.
4. Appreciate the importance of social context for people who are frail.
5. Consider evidence and action to support frailty prevention and reversibility/management.
6. Discuss the importance of frailty for planning and improving systems and transitions of care.

Description:
What makes an older adult frail? Will early identification and management of older adults with frailty or vulnerable to it, change the outcome? Can frailty be reversed? Join Canadian frailty expert Dr Melissa Andrew who will talk about all these issues and how patient-centred strategies can be implemented to manage frailty and prevent further functional decline. Learn how frailty can determine health outcomes, how important social context is for vulnerable clients and how  to improve outcomes and situations of transitions in care for these patients/clients.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses and Health Care Professionals Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, & Community Settings
• Home Health Care Staff, Geriatric Day Staff, Staff in Psychogeriatric Settings
• Nurses in Transition Care, Tele-Health Nurses, Mental Health Nurses
• Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists,Recreational Therapists
• Social Workers, Dietitians, Pharmacists

Dr. Melissa K Andrew, MD

Dr. Melissa K. Andrew is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She completed her MD and residency in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Dalhousie. As part of the Clinician Investigator Program she did a Masters of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a Commonwealth Scholarship then completed her Interdisciplinary PhD at Dalhousie University on frailty and social vulnerability in older adults. Her research focuses on frailty in relation to vaccinology, dementia and models of care. She is part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging and the Canadian Immunization Research Network, and is a member of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization. In her clinical practice, she works with older adults and families navigating frailty and dementia journeys, and she has served as a board member of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia for many years.