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Senior Friendly Hospital Care: A Review of Guidelines

Last updated: February 28, 2019
Project Number: RC1078-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report


  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding senior friendly hospital care?

Key Message

Two guidelines on senior friendly hospital care were identified. A guideline from Ontario was developed to help hospitals perform as senior friendly organizations based on the five components of the Senior Friendly Hospital Framework, and to ensure that the recommendations were implemented. The identified Irish guideline provided detailed recommendations with respect to dementia-related design issues and the Universal Design of dementia-friendly hospitals for new-build projects or redevelopment and reconfiguration of existing hospitals.