Frailty Series: Frailty Overview

Date and Time

August 22, 2023
3–4 p.m. ET


Virtual Event

About this course:

Frailty is a geriatric syndrome which leads to increased vulnerability to stressors, affects overall health and quality of life, and limits functional mobility and ADL/IADL. Clinical Practice Guidelines recommend interdisciplinary team management to prevent or reverse frailty. Incorporating frailty interventions and leveraging existing evidence-based strategies will facilitate optimal outcomes for residents with frailty. This course provides a review of frailty definitions, risk factors, pathophysiology, screening and assessment tools, and emphasizes the relationship between frailty and other geriatric syndromes and chronic diseases.


Seema Gurnani, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Senior Manager, Clinical Operations

Seema Gurnani received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2001. She became a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy in 2013, as well as a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the ABPTS in 2016. Seema has 19 years of experience in a variety of settings, including acute and post-acute care, with a particular focus on geriatric patient management. During her ACP tenure, she has provided extensive education and consultation on evidence-based clinical interventions and treatment pathways. More recently, she works as the Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, with a focus on developing material to support collaborative care as well as continuing education courses for therapy and nurse clinicians.

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