Table 1

Levels of frailty and disability in elderly patients and related description

Frailty gradeDescription
Very fitActive, energetic patients, who exercise regularly or occasionally
Moderately fitPatients not regularly active beyond routinely walking
VulnerablePatients who can perform limited activities but yet do not need help from other people
Mildly frailPatients who need help for household tasks (shopping, walking several blocks, managing their finances, and medications)
Moderately frailPatients who need partial help for their personal care (dressing, bathing, toileting, eating)
Severely frailPatients completely dependent on other people for their personal care