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.
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Caring for America's frail elderly is one of the most honorable professions in the world, and residents in nursing homes should be treated with honor.
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As it is now, we probably don't realize how closely the type of long-term care options we are willing to have the government provide to our poor, frail elderly today mirror the options we will have available in our own future.