Dan Levitt MSc. CHE.
Tabor Home Society (Canada)
10:10 AM Panel Discussion: The Age Question: How Are Our Healthcare Facilities Responding to the Needs of an Aging Population?
The world is experiencing a global aging boom. According to studies, by 2030 there will be 34 nations including Australia where more than 20% of the population is over 65, classifying Australian as a super aging nation. This panel will review the impending trends in aging and how we have addressed the growing demand so far, while focusing on:
- How designers and planners are integrating the needs of senior citizens in the planning of new hospital facilities
- How to do more with our existing facilities?
- How innovation in technology is changing the way care is provided for elderly people
- Federal versus State agenda in health and aged care
- Digital transformation – What it means in terms of translating digital innovation into our facilities
An age-friendly hospital is a hospital promoting
health, dignity and participation of persons of
older ages, valuing health, humanity, and human
rights. This engaging interactive session will offer
a framework for designing hospitals that truly meet
the health and social needs of seniors.
• Learn ways to create a friendly, supportive,
respectful and accessible healing environment
tailored to the unique needs of older persons
• Articulate the key components of building design
that facilitate safe, health promoting, effective,
holistic, patient-centered and coordinated care in
a planned manner to the older person
• Empower older persons and their families to
increase control over their health