AGE-FRIENDLY
HOSPITAL

Hospital for the health and happiness of seniors

  • Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is the first and only hospital in Southeast Asia to have received the Bronze Standard from Geriatrics Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). It is one of only five hospitals outside of America to receive this accreditation*.
  • More than 200,000 patients aged 60+ were treated at our Age-friendly Hospital (between 2018–2019)
  • Patients aged 60+ from more than 150 countries were treated at our Age-friendly Hospital (between 2018–2019)

Caring for seniors in their hour of need

Accidents and falls can be extremely dangerous for senior

  • Our trauma code was established to ensure the utmost efficiency regarding treatment for elderly patients, which is vital to reducing the damage caused by injuries
  • Our ambulances are on standby and ready to leave the premises within 2 minutes of a call, 24 hours a day
  • Our emergency medical teams (EMTs) have been trained to internationally recognized standards in both the care and transportation of patients
  • Our fall prevention programs and exercise programs are aimed at preventing falls, while a range of treatments, including emergency surgeries, are available to respond to unanticipated emergencies. Additionally, our rehabilitation programs enable elderly patients to make a return to their previous lives, or at least as close to normal as possible.

Silent aspiration and swallowing difficulties

The measures taken to achieve these high standards include:

  • Improving signage throughout the hospital to make it more clearly visible
  • Providing special seating zones for senior citizens
  • Adapting bathrooms for the elderly and disabled persons
  • Changing the format of medication packaging to make it easier for the elderly to read
  • Introducing clinical pharmacy services to help verify the safety of medications
  • Offering dietitian services to help take care of nutritional issues
  • Providing physical therapy specialist services for the elderly by a team of doctors and nurses specializing in geriatric medicine
  • Multidisciplinary physicians always on hand to provide consultation and care.

Accredited for the outstanding care we provide to seniors

  • Seniors feel confident, even in times of crisis, from 24-hour-a-day care. We are the first and only hospital in Southeast Asia to have received accreditation for senior patient care in the emergency room.
  • We provide emergency care to more than 3,000 seniors every year.
  • Our multidisciplinary team consists of specialized doctors and nurses who have received training in how to care for elderly patients and enable them to lead normal lives, just as they had prior to their illness.
  • We offer comprehensive geriatric healthcare, from the moment we collect patients at home, to their arrival in hospital and safe return home, all enabled by our fleet of ambulances and expert medical teams.
  • Our facility was carefully designed to provide maximum comfort and safety for aging patients, using specifications from the American Medical Association in the United States.

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