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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Frailty - Elders at Risk


Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Frailty - Elders at Risk

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Rosemary S. Browne, MD, V. Ana Sanguineti , MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Frailty - Elders at Risk is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define sarcopenia
  2. Name a scoring system that can be used to identify frailty in older adults
  3. Name to interventions thought to be most effective for preventing frailty
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 1:40am
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH

Suggested Citation:
Rosemary S. Browne MD; and V. Ana Sanguineti MD. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Frailty - Elders at Risk. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from:


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