27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

Dan Levitt MSc. CHE.

Executive Director
Tabor Home Society (Canada)

Health Facility Design and Development: Plenary Day One - 28 November 2018

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

10:10 AM Panel Discussion: The Age Question: How Are Our Healthcare Facilities Responding to the Needs of an Aging Population?

The world is experiencing a global aging boom. According to studies, by 2030 there will be 34 nations including Australia where more than 20% of the population is over 65, classifying Australian as a super aging nation. This panel will review the impending trends in aging and how we have addressed the growing demand so far, while focusing on:

  • How designers and planners are integrating the needs of senior citizens in the planning of new hospital facilities
  • How to do more with our existing facilities?
  • How innovation in technology is changing the way care is provided for elderly people
  • Federal versus State agenda in health and aged care
  • Digital transformation – What it means in terms of translating digital innovation into our facilities


12:00 PM Creating Age-friendly Hospitals and Health Services

An age-friendly hospital is a hospital promoting
health, dignity and participation of persons of
older ages, valuing health, humanity, and human
rights. This engaging interactive session will offer
a framework for designing hospitals that truly meet
the health and social needs of seniors.
• Learn ways to create a friendly, supportive,
respectful and accessible healing environment
tailored to the unique needs of older persons
• Articulate the key components of building design
that facilitate safe, health promoting, effective,
holistic, patient-centered and coordinated care in
a planned manner to the older person
• Empower older persons and their families to
increase control over their health

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dan.

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