Case study 17.3

Now Mr Williams has been diagnosed as frail, what interventions might a nurse offer as part of an integrated approach to care?

You might consider the following:

  • Explore Mr William’s perspective on his current health and wellbeing, as well as his understanding of what being frail might mean to him.
  • After gaining his consent, you could develop a personal plan to improve his wellbeing and prevent further falls. This should include a thorough history and assessment of Mr William’s previous lifestyle, health beliefs and support systems.
  • You might explain the principles that underpin health improvements in diet, activity, lifestyle and connecting with other people and groups.
  • You would collaborate with him to form a plan that will gradually increase his activity levels and increase strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • You might discuss his diet and fluid intake and explore adjustments he may consider.
  • You could help him explore options in her local community, with family and friends and others to maintain connections and build interests that engage and increase his involvement.