PRINCIPLE 7: Supportive care environments for older people with confusion
NSW hospitals will provide a supportive care environment for the older person with confusion.
Resources and useful links
Resources and websites
The ACI Key Principles for Improving Healthcare Environments for People with Dementia is part of a suite of resources to support the Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) Program.
This document describes the ten Key Principles that define an appropriate physical environment for the care of people with dementia in hospital and describes the use of audit tools to assist with identifying areas for improvement.
Dementia Enabling Environment Project
This Virtual Information Centre provides practical tips, guides and resources to make residential settings more “dementia enabling”.
Dementia Centre (UK) virtual hospital
The Virtual Hospital is an interactive model of 15 hospital areas, with information on how various features can make a difference for people with dementia.
List of publications
Articles about environmental policies, risk factors and design to support people with delirium in hospitals.
- Acute Care and Older People: Challenges and Ways Forward
Edvardson, D and Nay R (2009). Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 27 Number 2.
- Delirium in the Elderly. A Survey of Environmental Policies and Procedures in Melbourne Hospitals
Watson R, Brand CA, Watson R and LoGiudice DC (2009). Aust Health Rev 2009: 33(4): 656–662.
- Environmental Risk Factors for Delirium in Hospitalized Older People (Abstract Only)
McCusker J, Cole M, Abrahamowicz M, Han L ,Podoba JE, Ramman-Haddad L (2001). J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1327–1334, 2001.