Physically Frail (Term)

Hebrew source: חולה תשוש
From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

Introduction:


A physically frail (חולה תשוש) person is someone, who as a result of his/her declining health, requires some assistance performing at least one day to day activity: getting dressed, bathing, cooking, eating, mobility in the home, or going to the bathroom.
Someone considered 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 , requires assistance showering because he has difficulty bending, and needs assistance buttoning his clothes.

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