Policy briefing

Frailty framework: focus on older people's assets not deficits

Skills framework aims to improve identification of frailty and support people to live well

Skills framework aims to improve identification of frailty and support people to live well

Essential facts

About half of people aged over 65 live with some degree of frailty, according to Skills for Health.

Frailty is a long-term condition that results in increased vulnerability, reduced resilience and adverse health conditions.

People living with frailty are less able to adapt to stress factors, such as acute illness or injury, changes in their environment, or personal or social circumstances. Such changes are more likely to result


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