Medical Director of UC San Diego Health’s Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit, Dr. Vaishal Tolia will tell us about the new 8,500 square-foot, 11 bed emergency care unit for seniors – one of only eight similar units in the country. The Unit opened its doors on January 2019 and features interior design elements to address safety (e.g., non-slip floors, side chairs with high backs and sturdy arms); lighting (e.g., increased light levels) and lighting that is adjusted according
to circadian rhythm), tunable LED lights and use of daylight; acoustics (e.g., sound-absorbing walls, full height walls to reduce noise levels to other patients) and more.
Tue, Dec 10, Reception 5-6pm, Lecture & Q&A 6-7pm.
Free, open to the public. Registration required