Age-Friendly Care at Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Almost 25% of residents in Southern Oregon are retired and over 65. As our older population grows, there will be a significant increase in the demand for health care services.
Asante is committed to meeting the unique needs of older adults in Southern Oregon by creating an Age-Friendly Health System at Asante Ashland including:
- 10 remodeled rooms offering a more peaceful and home-like environment
- Education and specialized training for nurses, doctors, and physical and occupational therapists
- Hospital certification to provide standardized approaches to common older adult issues
- Personnel hired to make sure the inpatient unit is functioning at a high level
Without displacing any of the existing services available, this new service line and specialty will be the first and only in Southern Oregon.