Senior Health Issues Get Special ER Attention

Seniors are less anxious to seek treatment at these new senior-exclusive emergency rooms. ERs designed and dedicated to the care of seniors are changing the health care experience.
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Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses how a handful of hospitals around the country have launched emergency rooms that are designed and operated solely in the interest of seniors. For seniors, the emergency room experience is especially stressful and they require a more personal approach. Chronic medical conditions, diminished hearing and neurological limitations common to many seniors make the experience that much more stressful.

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Medical professionals at these hospitals recognize the importance of senior-focused care and created an environment that provides comfort as well as a comprehensive approach to treatment. Typically, the treatment that a person receives in an ER is acutely directed to relieve their symptoms. Seniors who go to the ER need acute care as well, but they arrive with other considerations – pre-existing medical conditions, medication and nutrition requirements and even tendencies toward depression. Therefore, the scope of treatment that the senior-focused ERs provide is much more inclusive, taking into account the bigger picture of the senior’s health needs to prevent the injury or illness from becoming even more serious.  

The senior ER helps to create an environment where a senior feels immediately more comfortable and less anxious with the following physical features:

•    Private patient rooms
•    Softer lighting
•    Warm paint colors on the walls
•    Non-skid, non-glare floors
•    Strategically placed handrails
•    Bedside commodes
•    Wheelchairs and walkers readily available

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SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit

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