Environmental changes on elderly care ward


Short Title Environmental Changes on Ward
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust
Contact Name Jo Richardson
Contact Email joanne.richardson@dchft.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Dorset
Postcode
Active Yes

Changes to the ward to support elderly, visually impaired and dementia. Using guidelines from college or occupational therapy to improve signage, use of colour to improve orientation. Changes to bathrooms to increase independence - colour, traditional taps, sink plugs.

Outcome

Almost complete Improved orientation and increase independence. Expert to improve safety.


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