frail elderly


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elderly

 [el´der-le]
aged.
frail elderly
1. individuals over 65 years old who have functional impairments.
2. sometimes used to describe any adult over 75 years old.

frail elderly

Older persons with medical, nutritional, cognitive, emotional, or activity impairments. These deficits may limit their ability to live independently and predispose them to illnesses and the side effects of treatment.

frail elderly,

n.pl older persons (usually over the age of 75 years) who are afflicted with physical or mental disabilities that may interfere with the ability to independently perform activities of daily living.
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I have worked as a registered nurse from 1962-1997, the last five years in a facility providing hospital care for the frail elderly.
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