Physically Frail (Term)

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הקדמה:

Someone considered to be physically frail (חולה תשוש) is an individual requiring some assistance performing at least one of the activities of daily living (getting dressed, bathing, cooking, eating, mobility in the home, and continence) as the result of declining health
Someone considered to be physically frail may be entitled to an institutional arrangement (nursing home) in accordance with the relevant criteria

Someone considered to be physically frail (חולה תשוש) is an individual who, as the result of declining health, requires some assistance performing at least one of the activities of daily living:

  • Getting dressed
  • Bathing
  • Cooking
  • Eating
  • Mobility in the home
  • Continence
Example:
A 75 year old man living alone walks with the assistance of a cane and requires assistance showering as he has difficulty bending, as well as assistance buttoning his clothes.

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