International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health pp 3-18

The Community Assessment of Risk and Treatment Strategies (CARTS): An Integrated Care Pathway to Manage Frailty and Functional Decline in Community Dwelling Older Adults

  • Rónán O’ Caoimh
  • Elizabeth Weathers
  • Ruth Hally
  • Ronan O’ Sullivan
  • Carol FitzGerald
  • Nicola Cornally
  • Anton Svendrovski
  • Elizabeth Healy
  • Elizabeth O’Connell
  • Gabrielle O’Keeffe
  • Patricia Leahy Warren
  • Brian D. Daly
  • Roger Clarnette
  • Suzanne Smith
  • Niamh Cipriani
  • Rodd Bond
  • Francesc Orfila
  • Constança Paúl
  • D. William Molloy
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27695-3_1

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 578)
Cite this paper as:
O’ Caoimh R. et al. (2015) The Community Assessment of Risk and Treatment Strategies (CARTS): An Integrated Care Pathway to Manage Frailty and Functional Decline in Community Dwelling Older Adults. In: Helfert M., Holzinger A., Ziefle M., Fred A., O'Donoghue J., Röcker C. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 578. Springer, Cham

Abstract

The Community Assessment of Risk & Treatment Strategies (CARTS) is an evolving integrated care pathway for community-dwelling older adults, designed to screen for and prevent frailty through the use of innovative, novel targeted risk screening instruments, comprehensive geriatric assessment, tailored interventions and integrated patient-centred multi-disciplinary monitoring. This multimodal service aims to positively affect risk and frailty transitions, to reduce adverse healthcare outcomes and achieve the European Innovation Partnerships on Active and Healthy Ageing’s (EIP-AHA) goal of improved healthy life years. The CARTS programme builds on the activities and deliverables defined within Action Plan A3 of the EIP-AHA ‘Prevention and early diagnosis of frailty, both physical and cognitive, in older people’, aiming to use information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate its implementation in clinical practice. The CARTS instruments have been piloted in Ireland as well as in Portugal, Spain and Australia. An update on the research conducted to date and future plans are presented.

Keywords

Frailty Community-Screening Assessment Risk Integrated care pathways 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rónán O’ Caoimh
    • 1
    • 2
    • 12
  • Elizabeth Weathers
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ruth Hally
    • 1
  • Ronan O’ Sullivan
    • 1
  • Carol FitzGerald
    • 1
  • Nicola Cornally
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anton Svendrovski
    • 4
  • Elizabeth Healy
    • 5
  • Elizabeth O’Connell
    • 6
  • Gabrielle O’Keeffe
    • 7
  • Patricia Leahy Warren
    • 3
  • Brian D. Daly
    • 1
  • Roger Clarnette
    • 8
  • Suzanne Smith
    • 9
  • Niamh Cipriani
    • 9
  • Rodd Bond
    • 9
    • 12
  • Francesc Orfila
    • 10
  • Constança Paúl
    • 11
  • D. William Molloy
    • 1
    • 12
  1. 1.Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine and HealthUniversity College CorkCork CityIreland
  2. 2.Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility GalwayNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  3. 3.School of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity College CorkCork CityIreland
  4. 4.UZIK Consulting Inc.TorontoCanada
  5. 5.Centre for Public Health NursingBallincollig and BishopstownCo CorkIreland
  6. 6.Centre for Public Health NursingMahon and BallintempleCork CityIreland
  7. 7.Health Service Executive, South LeeCorkIreland
  8. 8.School of Medicine and PharmacologyUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  9. 9.Netwell Centre and Louth Age Friendly County InitiativeCo LouthIreland
  10. 10.Institute for Research Primary HealthcareJordi Gol UniversityBarcelonaSpain
  11. 11.Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel SalazarUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  12. 12.COLLAGE (COLLaboration on AGEing)University College Cork, Cork City and Louth Age Friendly County InitiativeCo LouthIreland

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