Emergency care for elderly patients
Our neighbors include a growing number of senior patients for whom a trip to the emergency room can be challenging. That’s why we’ve added our new Senior ER, so that senior patients can find quick access to emergency care in an environment designed for their needs.
Our Senior ER was built for people with vision and hearing needs, and we work with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) to continue improving our care for older hospitalized adults.
Features of our Senior ER include:
- Our staff is specially trained for elder care.
- Clocks, calendars and boards have large print to make them
e easier to read.
- Telephones have extra large keypads.
- Non-skid surfaces and handrails help prevent falls.