Customizing a Program for Older Adults Living with Frailty in Primary Care

Jananee Rasiah, Tammy O’Rourke, Brian Dompé, Darryl Rolfson, Beth Mansell, Rachel Pereira, Titus Chan, Karen McDonald, Anne Summach

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Abstract

Coordination of primary care is essential to improving care delivery within health systems, especially for older adults with increased health/social needs. A program jointly funded by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Frailty Network, was implemented in a nurse practitioner-led clinic to address the gap in frailty care for older adults. The clinic was situated within a health and social services organization with a mandate to enhance the quality of life of older adults living in the community. Through this program, a frailty assessment pathway and social/clinical prescriptions were implemented with necessary adaptations as a result of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Primary Care and Community Health
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • frailty
  • health promotion
  • older adults
  • pilot
  • primary care
  • social needs

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