We recognize that seniors have unique healthcare needs. That's why we are the first hospital in Northern Michigan to create a Senior Emergency Department.
What is a Senior Emergency Department?
Our staff has been specially trained in senior-specific medicine, so we're able to respond to your urgent needs and provide additional services such as: reviewing pre-existing medical conditions, multiple medications and nutritional needs. We also help patients with any difficulties that can turn an injury or illness into something more serious. Our hospital Emergency Department has made physical enhancements designed for seniors and their caregivers to provide the most advanced medicine delivered in a comfortable environment.
Making a Lasting Difference
All aspects of your Senior Emergency Department experience are designed with your long-term health and wellness in mind. We've developed new staffing standards enabling our caregivers to spend more time evaluating your health and medical needs to ensure your long-term health and wellness.
Customized to Meet Your Unique Needs
Our Senior ER is the first program in Northern Michigan exclusively dedicated to meeting the needs of patients age 65 and up. Our specially equipped area has private treatment rooms staffed by skilled emergency care providers. With the unique care you receive here, our Senior ER team of specially-trained emergency physicians, nurses and other clinical staff not only assess your personal medical situation, but also address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs as well.
A Quiet and Comfortable Environment
We've transformed the physical space in our Emergency Department to optimize your comfort and safety in a peaceful setting. Softer lighting. Private rooms. Non-skid/non-glare floors. Pressure-reducing mattresses. All of these amenities and more help reduce anxiety, disorientation and minimize the risks of falls.
Every Detail Matters
In each treatment room there are tools that your provider will use to enhance communications with you and your family. We offer visual and hearing-assistive devices, warm blankets and even items that may have been forgotten in your rush to the Emergency Department. We offer reclining chairs for family and friends, who are encouraged to stay throughout the care experience.