Senior ER

UH Richmond Medical Center’s Senior ER Provides Specialized Treatment for Older Adults

University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals is home to the region’s first Senior ER, specifically designed around the unique needs of seniors.

The Senior ER is staffed by doctors and nurses with specific training and certifications in the care of older adults. Our team works around the clock to provide expert care for seniors, and patients are seen and assessed within 30 minutes.

A Multidisciplinary Approach and Comprehensive Patient Assessments Deliver Improved Patient Outcomes

Our multidisciplinary approach to care allows for a greater ability to look beyond symptoms, to the whole person and their unique health care picture.

Our team will check for pre-existing conditions, multiple medications and nutritional needs, in addition to screening patients for depression. By taking the time to evaluate every aspect, we can find the true underlying cause of the health crisis, which is the key to formulating the most effective care path.

A Senior-Specific Facility Designed with Comfort in Mind

At UH Richmond Medical Center Senior ER, we have worked hard to make the environment as comfortable and as possible. Some of the features of the Senior ER include:

  • Treatment areas with soft lighting and calming decor
  • Clocks and telephones with larger numbers for easier reading
  • Large-print signage
  • Special mattresses to reduce pressure on skin and aching backs
  • Visual and hearing assistive devices
  • Personal items such as toothbrushes, combs and slippers
  • Safety rails throughout the suite
  • No glare, skid-resistant floors
  • Functional aids, including step stools with handles and folding walkers

A Nationally Designated Center with Certified Geriatric Specialists

A NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation means our facility is staffed by nurses who recognize and address the physical, emotional and functional challenges elderly patients may face in acute care hospitals.

All of our Senior ER nurses are GENE (Geriatric Emergency Nurse Education) certified. This makes them uniquely qualified to promote the staff sensitivity and interdisciplinary teamwork that is essential to the highest quality elder acute care.

Learn More About Senior ER

For questions about the innovative Senior ER at UH Richmond Medical Center, call 440-585-6408.

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