Provider Resources

Frailty Screening 

The Frailty Screening resource includes a frailty screening write-up for providers, a self-administered screening tool (a combination of a clock draw and the FRAIL scale), and a concise algorithm on frailty evaluation and treatment.

Frailty Screening

Frailty: A Guide for Patients and Families

This guide provides an overview of the risk factors, detection, and treatment of frailty. It is meant to be shared with patients and family members to help them understand frailty, its consequences, and its treatment. It is written in reader-friendly language. 

Patient and Family Frailty Guide

Virtual Patients

The IGEC designed a series of "virtual patient" simulations (GeriaSims), which offer the opportunity to virtually diagnose and treat patients with different issues encountered in the care of older adults. As one of the main risk factors for frailty is being underweight, the module on failure to thrive may be useful to those who care for frail patients.

Failure to Thrive

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Geriatric Chit Chats: Quick Videos

The IGEC created a series of brief videos ( around 5-10 minutes each) to provide information on frailty and related topics. They are appropriate for anyone who provides care to older adults. Video topics include frailty,falls, Parkinson's disease and appropriate medication use. Click below to view these videos. 

Geriatric Chit Chats

Patient and Family Resources

Frailty: A Guide for Patients and Families

This guide provides an overview of the risk factors, detection, and treatment of frailty. It can help you understand frailty, its consequences, and its treatment if your or your loved one are frail or at risk for frailty.

Patient and Family Frailty Guide