Age-friendly Hospital

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital has developed its services to qualify as an age-friendly hospital, in accordance with the standards and guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the buildings and premises, equipment and facilities, service systems and the knowledge of personnel at all levels are verified to be age-friendly under international standards.

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.

These are the eight domains that must be adapted in order to become an age-friendly community:


Samitivej Sinakarin Hospital’s desire is to provide the elderly with safe and convenient services. Our focus is on health promotion to prevent sickness and disease before they occur, allowing those who are getting older to enjoy their later years with a healthy body and mind, to reduce the risk of dependency and enhance both the quality and length of life for all senior citizens.

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