Resources for Frail Older Adults

Frail older adults are people over age 65 years with cognitive and/or physical functional limitations that affect their ability to perform routine daily tasks independently, such as bathing, dressing, shopping, or preparing food. A high percentage of these people experience some cognitive impairment and advancing illness, and hence have help from family caregivers who also need support. As a result, this population often needs a mix of services and supports — often in home- or community-based settings — to help manage their clinical and functional needs.