Comprehensive Care - older people living with frailty in hospitals

This NIHR evidence review covers four key aspects of caring for older people living with frailty in hospital: assessment; identifying and managing symptoms associated with frailty in hospital; discharge planning; and caring environments.

Whilst not housing specific, it found that older people living with frailty admitted to hospital as an emergency have an improved chance of living in their own home at up to a year after discharge if they receive specialist comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and specialist inpatient care.

The report draws attention to a number of useful clinical studies that also highlight improved patient outcomes from managing people long terms conditions at home.