Older people presenting to hospital are at high risk of experiencing functional decline. During the Improving Care for Older People Initiative, Victorian health services made many changes to address these risks. They used the evidence in Best care for older people everywhere: The toolkit, which has now been updated and rebranded as Older people in hospital.
This set of ten stories showcases some of the diverse ways that they have done this. The stories focus on making improvements to communication, assessment, nutrition, person centred practice, cognition, dementia, pressure care, involving consumers and providing education to clinicians on best practice.