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Providing Best Care for Older People in a Hospital Setting

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Hospitalisation is an overwhelming event for older people that places them at significant risk of complications and deterioration. Older adults may also be concerned about the implications of being hospitalised, and how it will affect their independence, routine and sense of self.

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Hospitalisation is an overwhelming event for older people that places them at significant risk of complications and deterioration, at the best of times. Being evacuated from a COVID-19-affected facility, on top of hospitalisation, will understandably heighten the distress of these residents, as well as challenge acute care staff who have minimal experience in aged care.

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Leonie McMahon
16 Aug 2020
Good to reinforce knowledge and also to be reminded how the elderly are at higher risk out of their home setting.
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Bina Baniya
08 Apr 2021
Great resource!
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jane prezma
19 Aug 2020
highlights the risks associated with the increasing older patients admitted to the health care facility both from home and from aged care facilities, also offering constructive plan to assist in the care of these patient and support of their families and/or care givers.
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Grant Bradley
19 Aug 2020
Excellent and timely.
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Maeve Clinton
21 Aug 2020
Informative and precise
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Perrina Bozanich
16 Aug 2020
Good information, well laid out
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Alby Varghese
11 Apr 2021
Excellent Topic
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Jane Nicolson
17 Aug 2020
Very insightful, enabling me to take a more observant approach when dealing with the often abnormal behaviour of this older age group.
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Pamela Boyd
16 Aug 2020
Excellent, concise with lots of common sense & good information.
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Matthew Swales
17 Aug 2020
A challenging patient group, more understanding leadsto better care.
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