Understanding Aging To Create Senior-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

Understanding Aging To Create Senior-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

Evidence-based design research is largely associated with aspects of the built environment that support satisfaction and outcomes of the general patient population. But little information exists that’s tied to the very specific segment of the population age 65 and up.

That’s what the design team behind Yale-New Haven Hospital’s new Center for Restorative Care discovered when digging into available findings to help shape the senior-centered unit.

Previously housed on an older med/surg patient floor of the New Haven, Conn., hospital, the center was moved to a renovated floor that matches thoughtful architecture and signage with clinical care to support older patients.

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