Webinar Title: Geriatric Care at the Intersection of Medicine and Architecture
Webinar Date: February 27, 2018
Oragnization: Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto
Healthcare design’s recent revolution towards improved patient well-being and care delivery has remained similar for several decades. Can we disrupt our current design thinking by combining medicine and architecture in order to reinvent some best practice design trends for an aging community? By combining the knowledge of geriatric medicine and physical environmental design, the focus on prevention, rehabilitation, and independent living can allow for the building itself to become the fourth healer in addition to the patient, their family members and the clinical care team.
1) To challenge current healthcare design thinking through the integration of medical knowledge and upcoming clinical trends; how design can influence overall well-being within the geriatric patient population.
2) To understand the geriatric patient needs and how to accommodate complex chronic illness models within the built environment; review evidence of the impact of space on delirium, dementia, falls, and mobility.
3) To outline new ways of thinking about the space needs of clinicians by considering staff multi-disciplinary use of space, and the need for reset rooms.