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Modern Healthcare on Making Healthcare Environments Safer for Seniors

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the 65+ population will increase by 75% from today's levels by 2029. As hospitals gear up to serve the needs of this growing population, how can design make medical facilities more responsive to senior care? In Modern Healthcare, NBBJ Principal Sarah Markovitz provides some strategies for making hospitals more senior friendly, like providing more handrails and seating to prevent falls and installing transition lighting to allow seniors time to adjust to changes in light levels.