This research paper discusses the need to develop more efficient methods to detect frailty and measure its severity to inform routine clinical practice in the elderly and guiding choices in relation to invasive procedures and treatment toward more appropriate goal directed care. 11 pages.
The Eldercare Access Strategy in Emergency Rooms (easier+) project was funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was an evidence-based strategy developed to alleviate pressures within Emergency Rooms (ER) at Quinte Health Care - Belleville General Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. It included an integrated, multi-component strategy providing effective client-centred care to the high risk, frail elderly accessing the ER in South East Ontario.
This 5-Item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) screening / assessment tool is used for identifying depression in older adults. Applicable for a wide range of settings and can be used with older adults including those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. 1 page.