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Frail patients

Geriatrician and General Physician Helen Kenealy discusses frailty, including what frailty is, its prevalence in New Zealand, risk factors, presentation, measurement, and the importance of assessing it.

Helen will also discuss practical tools for assessing frailty, adverse outcomes, and effective management strategies.


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Helen Kenealy

Geriatrician and General Physician

Helen works at Counties Manukau Health and Greenlane Medical Specialists and is the Chair of the National Medication Optimisation Group for Summerset Villages.

She has completed the Monash Short Course in PeriOperative Medicine. Helen sees a wide range of conditions and performs home visits, and has experience in capacity assessments and legal reports for clients and the court.

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