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Age, frailty, loneliness and suicide

Wednesday, June 29th 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Discuss the challenges of the transition to older age where frailty, loneliness and suicidal thoughts can occur.

Learning Outcomes:

Discuss how frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression and suicide are connected.

Identify strategies for mitigating the link between physical frailty and mental frailty.

Evaluate the role the community plays in Older People's physical and mental health.

Identify the services that can support Older People's social and emotional wellbeing in the community and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF's).

Discuss improved targeting of referrals for older people who may be experiencing frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression or suicidal ideation as a result of improved understanding of the role of different disciplines and community services.

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