OPTICS - For Resident Frailty Assessment & Scoring

OPTICS - For Resident Frailty Assessment & Scoring

Frailtyis best described as a clinical syndrome of losses across multiple body systems-a decline in physiological function. As Frailty increases…so do the risks for negative resident outcomes. Frailty is becoming much more recognized in healthcare as a very useful tool and not merely just a generic term.

Frailty assessing and risk scoring with residents in Long Term Post- Acute/LTC facilities in particular is being increasingly utilized due to the effective and beneficial impact it has on resident risk management.  By assessing and scoring overall physiological function versus using diagnosis and age alone provides for a much truer and detailed picture of an overall functioning level risk for a resident.  Frailty assessing and risk scoring:

  • Is proving to be a much better objective predictor of adverse outcomes than chronological age and diagnosis alone to determine benefit or harm of a specific care treatment. 
  • Helps frame communications around care planning, next level of care placements and supports resource utilization as well. 
  • Can be used with short-term patients as well as with all residents in a LTC facility. 
  • Is internationally validated and used in many countries all over the world.

OurOPTICS Innovative Technologyutilizes Frailty risk assessing and scoring and it also contains embedded support practitioner engagement tools that assist staff in optimizing care quality while mitigating compliance issues. The practitioner engagement tools help guide staff on what to assess, what to document, what to monitor and what care contraindications could be anticipated. 

UsingOPTICSfor Frailty assessing and scoring is a definitive way to predict adverse outcomes and ensure optimized resident risk management and compliance.  

To set up an OPTICS demo for Frailty assessing and scoring please contact me or any member of our team at Microscope.

Article written by Michael Masse

 

For information on Continuing Care & Long Term Care, please reach out to our Senior Director:

Michael F. Masse, OTR/L

mmasse(at)microscopeHC.com / 607.316.6576

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