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  1. Facility audit: Entrance, foyer and reception

    31 Jul 2018

    Determine how the features of the entrance, foyer and reception areas of the hospital are experienced by older people and enhance their comfort and safety...

  2. Facility audit: External areas and parking

    02 Aug 2018

    This module looks at how hospital parking areas, external pathways and garden areas can assist older people to safely access, navigate and enjoy the facility...

  3. Facility audit: Outpatient and waiting areas

    31 Jul 2018

    The accessibility, usability and comfort of hospital outpatient and waiting areas are assessed by this module...

  4. Facility audit: Stairs, lifts and paths - internal areas

    31 Jul 2018

    This audit module looks at stairs, lifts and paths inside a hospital to enable ease of access and maximise safety for older people...

  5. Facility audit: Wayfinding, signage and use of colour

    31 Jul 2018

    This audit module is designed to look at ways to optimise lighting, signage and wayfinding throughout the hospital, for patient safety, orientation, ability to navigate and comfort...

  6. Facility audits

    29 Jun 2018

    This section of HEAT contains modules that consider the whole hospital facility and its ability to meet the needs of older people and support their participation in their care...

  7. Fact sheet for conducting a comprehensive geriatric assessment

    16 Nov 2015

    Information gained from a comprehensive geriatric assessment allows clinicians to implement a person centred care plan which can reduce functional decline, support independence and improve quality of...

  8. Fact sheet for identifying and managing cognitive impairment

    05 May 2016 Fact sheet for identifying and managing cognitive impairment

    Cognitive impairment is when a person has memory and thinking problems. All people over 70 should be screened for cognitive impairment on their first contact with a health service...

  9. Fact sheet for identifying and responding to multimorbidity

    16 Nov 2015

    Multimorbidity is the presence of multiple diseases and medical conditions – chronic or acute – in the one person. It requires a holistic approach which puts the patient, not the disease, at the...

  10. Fact sheet for improving communication with older people

    16 Nov 2015

    The communication process is an intervention; you need to be mindful of its impact during every encounter...