This article provides information on Canada's aging prison population and significant health concerns that affect the older inmate population.

This article shares the experiences of aging inmates within American federal prisons as well as its financial costs to provide health care.

This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?

With older adults increased susceptibility to developing a delirium, it is important to consider the possible effects related to the use of solitary confinement in the correctional setting.

The authors of this American study found that 71% of the interviewed older inmates reported a substance abuse problem and were more likely to abuse alcohol than younger inmates.

Aging in Correctional Custody: Setting a Policy Agenda for Older Prisoner Health Care

A group of 29 national experts met and identified 9 priority areas to be addressed to address the exponential rise in the number in older inmates. Their consensus recommendations included a uniform definition of an “older” prisoner, geriatrics training staff and health care providers, defining functional impairment, screening for dementia, identifying the needs of older women prisoners, the development of uniform policies for geriatric housing units, the creation of national medical eligibility criteria for early release and the enhancement of palliative care services within prisons.

Correctional Services Canada Online Resources for the Care of Elderly Offenders

This series of relsources and online courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the Older Offender. you can use the Navigator, below, to fine-tune your search for sagelink.ca material that is relevant to health care delivery the Correctional Services Environment.

The authors describe the potential barriers to human end-of-life care and offer care strategies that can be useful in a complex organizational system.

This reading list provides a sampling of international articles, reports, etc. on end-of-life care in a prison environment.

This British resource provides education for correctional facility staff and anyone who wishes to practically enhance the lives of older offenders.  It contains a number of one page information sheets s to help staff recognize and respond to a variety of common health issues.

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