Jun 28

Frailty and surgery: Respite care at Sunrise

By MD for Seniors

Frail seniors often have longer recovery times, but hospitals aren't always the best setting for them to heal.

Frailty can be a significant health concern for older adults.

Frail seniors struggle to maintain homeostasis – that is, their bodies are unable to self-regulate as efficiently as they could when they were younger. For example, if it’s a particularly warm summer day, a healthy senior’s body would be able to regulate its core temperature through sweating. A frail senior, however, would not be able to adjust to the rising temperatures as well, which could put them at an increased risk for overheating and hyperthermia.

This lack of homeostasis makes frail seniors vulnerable to a number of increased health …read more

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