Frail older people – Safe, compassionate care

Practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders

If frail older people are supported in living independently and understanding their long-term conditions, and educated to manage them effectively, they are less likely to reach crisis, require urgent care support and experience harm.

The practical guidance document summarises the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for older people and suggests how a pathway can be commissioned effectively using levers and incentives across providers.