Guidelines & Resources


In Collaboration with other groups, such as the Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia (DEANS), the Diabetes Care program of Nova Scotia, and the Dalhousie University Academic Detailing Service, PATH develops frailty-relevant, evidence-informed treatment recommendations for common conditions that occur in frailty

Treating Hyperlipidemia in Severe and Very Severe Frailty – click here to view

Treating Hypertension in Frailty – click here to view

Diabetes Guidelines for the Frail Elderly – click here to view

Diabetes Guidelines for Elderly Residents in Long Term Care – click here to view


FACT – Frailty Assessment for Care planning Tool (FACT)

The FACT is an adaptation of the Clinical Frailty Scale that can be used in busy “non-geriatrics” clinic settings.

Screening for Frailty with the FACT  (Video – 2015)

This video will take you through the steps for using the FACT with a case example.



For a complete listing of PATH publications, including peer-reviewed publications and the book, The Salami Salesman and his Daughter Falafel, please click here.


Videos and Presentations

Administering Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) (2015)

Mr. F had a high level job.  His MMSE score was 25/30. BCRS (memory) was Normal.  This clip shows how the FAB can help identify impaired executive function.

Introduction to the PATH Model (2013)

PATH is a frailty-specific program that can be used across the health care continuum. With PATH, teams are better able to prepare the ‘big picture’ of each persons health story, so that frailty is at the forefront of decision making. PATH empowers patients and families with information and helps them navigate through the health care system.

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