Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Proactive Care

Older people living with frailty make up between 9% and 25% of the population. They are the highest users of services across health and social care and have the highest levels of unplanned admissions to hospital. Yet we know that between 20% and 30% of the admissions in this group could be prevented by proactive case finding, assessment, care planning and use of services outside of hospital (Mytton OT, 2012).

Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale

Frailty evaluation tool

5 min.

Gait Speed test

Frailty evaluation tool

5 min.

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To deliver proactive care to its frail/elderly patients a GP practice will need to effectively and cost efficiently engage in :

 

1. Case finding and populating/maintaining a Frail/elderly register

2. Assessment
3. Case management

 

 

1. Case finding and populating/maintaining a Frail/elderly register

 

Select and implement appropriate strategies  for Identifying the frail/elderly in need of care, and then populate/maintain a Frail/elderly register

Proactive Care - Case Findin
Proactive Care - Case Findin
Proactive Care - Case Findin

2. Assessment

 

The 3 core aspects of assessment are :

  • Completion of brief CGA and generation of a problem list.

  • Holistic medical review aimed at optimising management of long-term conditions and referral to other disciplines if needed. Underlying diagnoses and reversible contributors to frailty should be addressed.

  • A full medication review using STOPP START methodology.

Proactive Care - nAssessment
Proactive Care - nAssessment
Proactive Care - nAssessment

3. Case Management

 

Individual case mananagement includes :

  • Individualised goal setting in collaboration with the patient and carers if appropriate.

  • Generation of a personalised care plan using the national ES template based on identified goals.

     

    Selecting the appropriate care process,  may include :

  • a more in-depth CGA, if medical problems dominate, and who will be involved in carrying it out.

  • changes in medication and joint care arrangements with carers and pharmacist

- optimisation and implementation of  self-management  measures

- specialist intervention for specific medical needs

-  third-sector/community care and support for issues such as social isolation and loneliness

-  social services care and support  for social and environmental needs

-  Advanced Care Planning support

Proactive Care - Case Management
Proactive Care - Case Management
Proactive Care - Case Management

Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale

Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale
Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale
Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale

250 KB

Gait Speed Test

Gait Speed Test
Gait Speed Test
Gait Speed Test

98 KB

PRISMA-7

PRISMA-7
PRISMA-7
PRISMA-7

52 KB

Brief CGA Template

Brief CGA Template
Brief CGA Template
Brief CGA Template

178 KB

PRISMA7

Frailty evaluation tool

Brief CGA Template

Initial abbreviated Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

5 min.

x min. variable

STOPP-START

STOPP-START
STOPP-START
STOPP-START

632 KB

Personalised Care Plan Template

Personalised Care Plan Template
Personalised Care Plan Template
Personalised Care Plan Template

450 KB

Screening Tool Of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP)

Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (START)

Decision aid for supporting medication review. It consists of a series of medications to avoid related to common problems in prescribing for older people generally, and in relation to particular medical conditions. Several of the medications are specific to the USA.

Personalised Care Plan Template

My Health Plan - NHS

5-30 min.

x min. variable

AGEDAT-1

AGEDAT-1
AGEDAT-1
AGEDAT-1

404 KB

Angelo's GEriatric Data Annual Template v.1

Annual notes template for the full Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

x min. variable

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The Annual Physical in Proactive Care

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The Annuak Physical in Proactive Care
The Annuak Physical in Proactive Care
The Annuak Physical in Proactive Care