Welcome to Best care for older people everywhere - The toolkit (The toolkit). The toolkit has been developed to assist health services identify tools and resources that can assist them in improving care for older people in hospital and throughout the patient's journey through the care continuum.
The aim of The toolkit is to assist clinical staff to minimise the functional decline of older people in hospital.A philosophy of person-centred care underpins the overall approach to The toolkit and its accompanying tools and resources. This means treating older people with respect and as equal partners in the health care relationship.
Who should use The toolkit?The toolkit can be used by anyone interested in improving the care of older people in hospital settings. It can be used in different ways by clinicians, team leaders and people with organisation-wide responsibilities.
Clinicians can use The toolkit as a stand-alone resource that will give them a 'how to' guide to minimising functional decline in older people.
Team leaders, quality managers and project officers can use The toolkit to introduce or evaluate practices and processes within their team, ward or hospital.
Although the focus is mainly on acute and sub-acute hospital care, some of the tools and resources may be applicable to pre-admission, community or residential care settings.
|The tookit domain symbols|
|Mobility, vigour and self-care|