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Frailty Nursing: neither traditional practice nursing nor traditional community nursing

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  • Significant experience in the care of older people
  • Highly skilled in comprehensive assessment, problem identification and care planning
  • Order and act upon diagnostic tests
  • Make and receive referrals
  • Make decisions about admitting and discharging from hospital and intermediate care units
  • Coordinate and chair multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Case management
  • Building of meaningful and caring relationships with patients and their families

Care Home residents with nurse specialists compared to those without: