In most cases it will be necessary to turn what’s really important into more specific goals that can be the focus for support and when brought together provide the best quality of life for the older person with frailty.

The question: “What would I like to be able to do?” helps define different types of goals. In the case of older people with frailty this may be a maintenance goal (“what would I like to be able to keep doing?”) or a recovery goal (“what would I like to be able to get back to doing?”) or a new goal (“I would like to do something new”). Goals can be set in different areas of a person’s life, across any of the domains of frailty.

For further information:

Integrated Assessment and Goal Setting

Quality of Life