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A Scoping Review of Frailty and Acute Care in Middle-Aged and Older Individuals with Recommendations for Future Research
(Canadian Geriatrics Society, 2017-03-31)
There is general agreement that frailty is a state of heightened vulnerability to stressors arising from impairments in multiple systems leading to declines in homeostatic reserve and resiliency, but unresolved issues ...
High-Risk Medication Use, Frailty and Hospitalization among Older Assisted Living Residents
(University of Waterloo, 2015-09-11)
Background: With substantial comorbidity, high levels of medication use and age-related physiological changes, older adults are at an increased risk of drug-related errors and adverse events. Of particular concern are (i) ...
Addressing Health Care Needs For Frail Seniors In Canada: The Role of InterRAI Instruments
(Canadian Geriatrics Society, 2013-12-30)
Fiscal pressure on the Canadian health care system results from rising numbers of frail seniors with multiple concurrent medical co-morbidities and geriatric syndromes. Improving outcomes in such seniors is contingent on ...
Meeting the Challenge of Managing Seniors With Multiple Complex Conditions: The Central Role of Primary Care
(Canadian Geriatrics Society, 2012-09-28)
With the aging population, primary care physicians will be increasingly challenged to manage more seniors with complex chronic conditions. The North American population aged 65 years and above is projected to increase from ...
Geriatric Medicine Leadership of Health Care Transformation: To Be or Not To Be?
(Canadian Geriatrics Society, 2013-12-03)
Geriatric Medicine is well-suited to inform and lead healthcare system redesign to address the needs of seniors with complex conditions. We posit that geriatricians must urgently consider how to “brand” Geriatric Medicine ...