Over 13 percent of Americans are over the age of 65, and this percentage is expected to increase to 20 percent by 2050. The rising numbers of elderly citizens has encouraged a number of hospitals to tailor service to those patients. Saint Francis Hospital is the first hospital in Oklahoma to open a special hospital unit designed with the older adult in mind.
The Senior Specialty Unit at Saint Francis Hospital was designed to improve the hospital experience for people age 70 and older. While seeing to their healthcare needs, the elder-friendly environment helps patients regain their independence and health by encouraging them to get out of bed, get dressed, and stay mobile and active.