The story in statistics. Some startling facts about hospital care for frail older people.

“All parts of the healthcare system must contribute to improving care for frail older people”

Elderly care

 The Commission on hospital care for frail older people suggests questions staff should consider in their care pathway for frail older people  :

1. Are frail older people receiving the right level of specialist input in the hospital ?

2. Is the whole health system working well for frail older people ?

3. Do you listen to frail older people, carers and staff, and improve services accordingly ?

4. Is the service for frail older people comparable on any day of the week ?

5. Do you have policies for frail older people and are they evident everywhere ?

 

ref: HSJ 30 May 14