Guided Frailty Assessment: The Virtual Fit-Frailty App and Online Portal
Award Date: 2021
Project Lead(s): Courtney Kennedy, Clinical Research Scientist, GERAS Centre for Aging Research
Project Title: Guided Frailty Assessment: The Virtual Fit-Frailty App and Online Portal
Frailty in older adults can negatively impact independence, mobility, and quality of life. The Fit-Frailty app is an e-health tool that is based on comprehensive geriatric assessments completed in geriatric clinics. A prototype of the app has been developed and piloted and is available for download on the App Store (for iPads and iPhones). Our next step is expanding the virtual Fit-Frailty app to address challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and increase access to frailty assessments in other settings, including primary care.