Module 1: Frailty
The aim of this module 1 is that carers, families and health professionals can identify frailty in older adults and know how to act when in contact with these older adults.
Identifying frailty is important, because elder can seem to be in a good condition, but their condition can change very rapidly in a very negative way because of their frailty. It is important that a person knows how to prevent frailty.
Next, the carers, families and health professionals will be able to assess the physical, psychological and social dimensions of frailty in the elder via multidisciplinary assessment instruments.
Finally, the module aims to empower healthy and productive ageing by enabling active participation and supporting autonomy and functionality. The professionals learn how to actively include frail older adults in ICT activities.
Upon completion of this module participants should be able to:
- Recognize the needs and challenges of elderly, from a multidisciplinary point of view;
- Identify the causes and signs of frailty in the elder, in order to set an early diagnosis and prevention;
- Assess the physical, psychological and social dimensions of frailty in the elder via multidisciplinary assessment instruments;
- Apply modern learning techniques, explore the actual offer in ICT tools and devices to train the elder, their family caregivers and their health professionals.