The module includes a concise slide presentation, the Frailty Fulcrum animation and a narrated video of Nirmala’s story which is used to explore and assess understanding of the Frailty Fulcrum model.

The objectives of the module are:

  • Provide a definition for frailty and how it relates to an ageing population
  • Explain what frailty looks like, what it is made up of, and what it means to the individual.
  • Introduce the Frailty Fulcrum as a multi-dimensional model for frailty.
  • Highlight the impact of acute health events and how they frequently present as one of the Frailty Syndromes.

Local Trainer Resources include:

  • Understanding Frailty powerpoint presentation and associated speaker notes
  • Frailty Fulcrum animation
  • Frailty Fulcrum Domain guidance booklet
  • Nirmala’s story as a narrated video, slide presentation or handout to suit available technology
  • Nirmala’s story Fulcrum exercise question sheets (recall and recognition)
  • Frailty Fulcrum exercise card for applying to own case examples
  • A1 Frailty Fulcrum template
  • Participants handouts including Overview of Frailty Fulcrum and Frailty Syndrome & domain summary card.

Minimum time required:  45 mins (including exercise)

Understanding frailty slides

These are the presentation slides from the 3-hour person-centred supported self-care sessions.  Available as both PDF format and a downloadable PPT file.

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Download PowerPoint slides here

Understanding frailty speaker notes

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Overview of frailty fulcrum

This is based on the NHS England blog about the frailty fulcrum written by Dr Dawn Moody

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Frailty Fulcrum animation

Domain guidance booklet

This booklet is intended to support participants to gain a fuller understanding of each of the domains and how they can interact with each other.  They can be used as a resource for use during the training but not taken away by participants.

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Domain summary & frailty syndromes card

This A4 document provides a summary of the domains and the five frailty syndromes.  This summary is a handout for participants.

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Nirmala’s story

This provides a case-based assessment of understanding and also introduction to the frailty syndromes.  It is available as a narrated video, slide presentation and “voice of Nirmala” handout to suit available technology.  There are also two formats for the questions depending on time and participant mix:

  • Recall template – this provides boxes for ‘free text’ responses
  • Recognition template – this provides a multi-choice format with prompts

Video

Slide presentation

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Voice of Nirmala handout

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Question sheet – recognition (multi-choice)

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Question sheet – recall (free text)

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Answers in slide format

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Frailty Fulcrum case-based table exercise

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Frailty Fulcrum Template

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Relevant toolkit links:

https://www.frailtytoolkit.org/category/understanding-frailty/

https://www.frailtytoolkit.org/the-frailty-syndromes/