Fitness and Frailty: Opposite Ends of a Challenging Continuum!
by Roman Romero-Ortuno and Diarmuid O’Shea
January 24, 2013
Summary: “Key Points”
‘Fit’ people are resilient; ‘frail’ people are vulnerable.
Age alone cannot tell where a person is along the ‘fitness-frailty’ spectrum.
Subjective impressions of ‘fitness-frailty’ may not be sufficient in the eyes of the Equality Act 2010.
Objective ‘fitness-frailty’ metrics will be required in health and social care.
Now is the time for professional consensus on this complex matter.