Stoughton Hospital is making environmental changes and training its staff to become a dementia friendly hospital. The hospital’s goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals affected by dementia.
Individuals with dementia can become overwhelmed or agitated by the hospital environment of bright lights, unfamiliar areas, and strangers approaching them.
The hospital is making environmental changes that include making sure signs use simple language, installing effective lighting, escorting customers directly to their destination, providing quiet places to rest and decreasing noise levels.
Listen in as Heather Kleinbrook, BSN, explains all the improvements Stoughton Hospital is making to help dementia patients feel more comfortable.