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Physical Environment

The Senior Friendly hospital’s structures, spaces, equipment, and facilities provide an environment that minimizes the vulnerabilities of frail patients, thereby promoting safety, independence, and functional well-being.

Code Plus:  Physical Design Components for an Elder Friendly Hospital
Belinda Parke and Kathleen Friesen, Fraser Health Authority

aD2 now
aD2 | mind-body architecture, Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, 2011

Physical Design Dimension of an Elder Friendly Hospital: An evidence-based practice review undertaken for the Vancouver Island Health Authority
Dr. Belinda Parke, University of Victoria, Centre on Aging, September 2007

Creating a Senior Friendly Physical Environment
Summary of ER - Civic Campus Audit, Ottawa Hospital, December 2004

Senior Friendly Physical Environment Checklist
ER - Civic Campus Audit, Ottawa Hospital, December 2004

The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
Ulrich, R., Quan, X., Zimring, C., Joseph, A., & Choudhary, R., The Center for Health Design, 2004

Creating a Senior Friendly Physical Environment in our Hospitals
O’Keeffe, J., The Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa, 2003