To celebrate the launch on new guidance, Fit for Frailty, every day this week we have published a guest blog on aspects of frailty. Today’s article is from Tom Gentry (@TomoGentry) of AgeUK who is writing from the perspective of older people who live with frailty.
In April, we reported on the Government’s efforts to transform primary care, which set out a programme to deliver better coordinated, well-planned care for the most “vulnerable” people being supported by GPs.
The terms “frail” and “vulnerable” are often used interchangeably in this context. What is often lost is the person behind the terms and the things in their life that are making them “frail” or “vulnerable”.