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In June 2018, FrailSafe met 16 physiotherapists of the University Hospital in Graz (Austria) at the neurological department to discuss frailty, its effects on older persons and how it impacts treatment outcomes during and after a hospital stay.
[…] there is evidence to suggest that the term ‘frailty’ does not resonate with older people, nor is it something that they identify with. […], as a result, fewer older people may access the health and social care that they need.
Gerti WEWERKA, MSc
Chief Therapist, University Hospital Salzburg “Christian-Doppler-Klinik” – Geriatrics; Head of Geriatrics Network of Physio Austria (Federal Association of Physiotherapists of Austria)
Frailty is one of the most challenging age-associated conditions. Hence, it has aroused considerable research attention over the past few years.