Department of Health

Older people in hospital provides clinicians with evidence-based information and simple strategies to minimise the risk of functional decline for older people in hospital. It is underpinned by the principles of person-centred practice.

This resource is the third edition of the Best care for older people everywhere: the toolkit. It has been developed in collaboration with Victorian health services, the Clinical Leadership Group on Care of Older People in Hospital, the National Ageing Research Institute, and a number of subject matter experts.

The material included in Older people in hospital and the accompanying e-learning and audio visual resources are classified as informal learning opportunities. Professional health practitioners can choose to keep a detailed record of the number of hours spent on this site. This is classified as self-directed and Internet-based learning and contributes to the informal learning component of Continuing Professional Development required for ongoing accreditation.

  • The Older people in hospital publication and the information provided in connection with it is provided for general guidance only.

    Organisations and individuals should always obtain specific legal or other professional advice, including medical advice, tailored to individual circumstances as needed.

    The State of Victoria has made every reasonable effort to provide current and correct information, but it does not make any guarantees regarding the information. Further, no liability is accepted by the State of Victoria for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred as a result of reliance on this document, or any documents attached, referred to or linked to it.

    To the extent that the publication and information provided in connection with it contains third party material, including external website links, pictures and information, the State of Victoria does not control and accepts no liability for the content of third party material or any loss arising from the use of third party material. The State of Victoria does not endorse third party material and does not warrant that third party material is accurate, authentic or complete.

Reviewed 05 December 2023


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