frail elder

frail elder

an older person (usually above 85 years of age) who has multiple physical or mental disabilities that may interfere with the ability to perform activities of daily living independently.

frail el·der

(frāl el'dĕr)
Colloquial usage (considered offensive by some patients) for a very old person who may experience difficulties with activities of daily living due to disease or overall decrepitude.
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One of the fastest growing diagnoses is debility in the frail elder due to multiple comorbidities, but this can no longer be used as the primary terminal diagnosis.
The Seniors Real Estate Institute[R] (SREI[R]) has made it their mission to equip, empower, and educate real estate sales professionals to better navigate these unique and sometimes challenging issues related to late-life moves, especially when the client is a frail elder.
Boomers are determined to lengthen the Active Elder stage and shorten the Frail Elder stage.
She added it will also allow acute medicine to focus on the increasing number of frail elder people, working with colleagues to reduce medical patients outlying and improving discharge processes.
Moreover, the strain on households is only exacerbated when employment by both spouses is a necessity and work schedules have to be adjusted to care for a frail elder.
And the needs of the frail elder y, who need compassionate, comprehensive and coordinated care, are not lost in the shuffle among care settings
Death, in those days, often came to a frail elder at home and within days or weeks of an infection in a body already weakened by years of near normal functioning.
Montessori detects in every child a yearning for enough room to grow and to achieve; Therapeutic Engagement detects in a frail elder a yearning for purpose, self-worth, and recognition of one's accomplishments.
As individuals, our lab volunteers' deeds may never attract the same amount of public admiration as did this nun who became Mother Teresa, * but I would wager that, in their travels, each of them has become the world to one child, one mother, one frail elder in need of their skills and services.
She receives assistance: with one ADL only; however, she is a frail elder and the company is paying benefits under the medically necessary trigger.
And, home care costs can be just as high for a frail elder wanting to live at home.
Assistant Vice President, Picker/Commonwealth Quality of care for Frail Elder Care Program