Frailty is a medical condition of reduced function and health in older individuals. There are things you can do to decrease your risk or slow down the progression of frailty and remain independent. This program can help by focusing on things that could affect your frailty, such as: Activity, Vaccination, Optimize Medication, Interaction, and Diet.
Over 1.6 million older Canadians live with frailty. This number may be higher, as frailty frequently goes undetected and screening is not conducted consistently. As Canada ages, it is estimated that in ten years this number will rise to over 2 million older adults living with frailty.
Frailty becomes more common with increasing age. People who are frail are more likely to have many health care problems reducing their ability to function and their ability to do the activities necessary for daily living. As frailty severity increases, the risk of deterioration and death, especially from minor illnesses and injuries greatly increases.
What are my frailty risks?
Find out how you are doing and receive a report, at Avoid Frailty.
Get your own free assessment report
If you would like help in completing your healthy aging assessment, we have KCHC trained volunteers to serve you. This report can help you see your own risks and recommendations.
Peer Coaching Program
If you would like more support once you get your personalized results, sign up for the Peer Coaching Program. This is a free, phone-based program designed to help you reach your health goals. Trained coaches will connect with you by phone for 30 minutes a week, for up to 3 months.
Register: at Healthy Aging Centres or 613-549-6666 x2834