Frail for elderly people?

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Hi :)

Can I use adjective "frail" for seniors and elderly people who are weak and sometimes invalid?
"Elderly people are frail and need to be taken care."

Thank you!
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    American English
    Frail can be used for people who are frail -- as an adjective in your sentence, it is not appropriate. It's too much of a generalization: you're saying all people of a particular age are frail and need to be taken care of -- I would advise you to reconsider your sentence and your outlook. :)
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