The main aim of the project is the development of the concept of “Addressing Frailty Prevention” in health and social care services, encouraging consensus to create a shared understanding on frailty that will be used by the MS.
The purpose is to obtain a shared focus for the management of elderly people who are frail or are at risk of developing frailty in the EU.
Elderly people who are frail or are at risk of developing frailty, disabilities and multi-morbidity.
In general terms, we foresee three main phases that correspond to three aims of the Joint Action.
- Phase I (M1 to M12): collection of background information, analysis, rational discussion and drafting using the information from preliminary documents.
- Phase II (M13 to M24): development and testing of the draft focusing on frailty prevention (FPA).
- Phase III (M25 to M36): drafting of final documents, debate among participating MS and drafting of the final framework and the roadmap for the FPA.
In this way, the work to be done in the project is divided into Work Packages (WP): Project lasting 36 months
- WP1: Project coordination (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP2: Communication, Knowledge and Dissemination (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP3: Project evaluation (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP4: Learn about frailty at an individual level (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP5: Learn about frailty at a population level (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP6: Frailty management at an individual level (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP7: Care models to prevent or delay the progression of frailty and enable people to live well with frailty (Month 1 – Month 36)
- WP8: Extend and increase knowledge on frailty to promote an innovative frailty policy (Month 1 – Month 36)
The ADVANTAGE project contributes to the reduction of disabilities and dependency and avoids growing health demands due to the increase of the load of chronic illnesses.
It will also help to provide a more efficient response to the needs of elderly people when providing care, including gender-susceptible aspects, through a better planning and coordination of care, an innovative organisational focus and a better collaboration between professional and informal caregivers, including self-management support.