Older Adults with Complex Medical Conditions and Frailty

Hip fracture patients
Every year almost 4,000 older adults find themselves in emergency rooms with a fractured hip. Currently, about 50% of hip fracture patients lose at least one level of mobility or independence. In hospital, mortality rates have been as high as 30%, and the average length of... Read more

 Dec 13, 2017 Article   Supporting Vulnerable Populations       Older Adults with Complex Medical Conditions and Frailty

Patients living in residential care facilities
Statistics show that patients living in residential care facilities make up less than 1% of BC’s population yet use approximately 21% of health care budgets. These patients have better health outcomes when they receive prompt, quality primary care at the care facility and... Read more

 Dec 13, 2017 Article   Supporting Vulnerable Populations       Older Adults with Complex Medical Conditions and Frailty

Polypharmacy
Taking multiple medications, also called polypharmacy, is a risk factor for serious negative events for older adults, especially those that are frail. With each medication taken,... Read more

 Dec 13, 2017 Article   Supporting Vulnerable Populations       Older Adults with Complex Medical Conditions and Frailty