The role of the registered nurse in supporting frailty in care homes

Lynn Craig

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Abstract

People in nursing and residential homes are more likely to suffer frailty. Registered nurses are a crucial component of the care delivery service and can offer support to these patients because of their complex care needs, co-morbidities and risks of unplanned admissions to secondary care. This article explores frailty and the role of the nurse in assessing for frailty. Three aspects of patient care, nutrition status, polypharmacy and exercise and cognitive function are discussed as areas where nurses can target their interventions in order to support those considered as being frail, aiming to reduce the impact of frailty and negative health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-837
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume28
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2019

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