Increasingly, long-term care residents and other seniors seen in hospital emergency departments (EDs) are being treated in facilities designed with their specific needs in mind. Healthcare systems that have limited budgets but hope to take part in the trend should consider making the entire ED a geriatric ED, one expert says.
A first-time juror for the Environments for Aging Design Showcase talks about the process, and what surprised him most, as the multidisciplinary group hashed out every last detail in choosing the 2014 winners.
March 4, 2014 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
A new government report sheds light on the high incidence rate for adverse events in skilled nursing facilities and recommends exploring methods in place at hospitals to promote safety. Likewise, what can designers of post-acute spaces learn from the design interventions used to reduce adverse events in acute care?