All posts tagged “Geriatric”

Dedicated Geriatric Unit Tailored to Meet Needs of Older Adult Patients

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has opened a new geriatric unit. The unit consists of 24 private rooms, spanning two floors of the hospital and is outfitted to meet the needs of older adult patients. Read More …

Designing for the Ages: Trends in population health design

The design of healthcare centers are continually evolving to match the needs of communities. These designs must adequately address the vast range of experiences that a diverse population represents, including generational diversity. Facilities designed with all community members in mind allow for a community-centric approach to healthcare.  Read More …

Emergency Care for an Aging Population

U.S. Census data indicates that in the near future, 1 in 5 medical patients will be over 65 years old. Will our emergency departments be ready to respond? As 79 million baby boomers age into the 65-and-older geriatric bracket and increase their utilization of healthcare resources, it is imperative that EDs are designed to accommodate this growing market segment.

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Winter Park Memorial Hospital Debuts Central Florida’s First ER for Seniors

Winter Park Memorial Hospital is launching its Senior Emergency Room, the first of its kind in Central Florida to serve this growing population. The Senior ER was created to promote healing, reduce anxiety and minimize risks that may accompany hospitalization. Read More …

Prime Healthcare, Encino Hospital Launch First Geriatric ER, Inpatient Unit in California

ONTARIO, Calif. — Prime Healthcare Services, as part of its commitment to excellence in compassionate care and innovation, has announced the opening of the first geriatric emergency room and geriatric inpatient unit in California. Read More …

Work to Begin on Expanding Illinois ED Following State Approval

OAK LAWN, Ill. — Work on the long awaited – and much needed – expansion of the emergency department and related support facilities at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawn, Illinois, is set to begin in the second quarter of 2015, following the Jan. 27 approval of the project by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Read More …

Summa’s Senior Emergency Department Program Demonstrates Promising Results

AKRON, Ohio — A two-month pilot study of patients age 65 and older who utilized the Senior Emergency Department Program at Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital Emergency Department found that patients who used the specifically designated Senior ED at Summa benefited from: Read More …

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