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Senior Emergency Room

Were All About Making our Senior Population Feel Special, because well, they are!

Welcome to West Jefferson Medical Center's Emergency Room, where we prioritize the unique needs of our older population with specialized care and expertise. As a Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department accredited facility, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care for seniors in our community.

Get directions to our geriatric emergency room here.

At West Jefferson, we understand the importance of having healthcare professionals who are trained specifically to address the complexities of aging. Our team of physicians and nurses undergo specialized training to ensure that they are equipped to handle the unique needs of older patients with compassion and expertise.

Here are some of the key features of our Geriatric Emergency Room:

  • Dedicated Senior Care Team: our emergency room is staffed with a designated senior emergency care nurse navigator and emergency room physician who are specially trained to provide tailored care for seniors
  • Accessibility: We provide readily available mobility aids such as walkers, canes and wheelchairs to ensure that our patients can move
  • Specialized Screenings: We offer specialized senior health screenings to identify and address high-risk conditions specific to older patients, allowing for early intervention and personalized treatment plans.
  • Patient Comfort: Our patient rooms are designed with fall preventive flooring, large clocks, soothing lighting, and comfortable bedding to create a safe and calming environment for our elderly patients.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring equipment to ensure timely and accurate assessment of cardiac health for our geriatric patients.
  • Geriatric-Focused Care Processes: We have implemented geriatric-focused care processes designed to enhance the overall outcomes for older patients, ensuring that their unique needs are met with the highest level of care and attention.

At West Jefferson Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing the best of the best care for our aging population. Our Geriatric Emergency Room is committed to ensuring that seniors receive the specialized care and support they deserve during times of medical need. Trust us with your health, and experience the difference of geriatric-focused care at West Jefferson.

The West Jefferson Medical Center Emergency Department recently earned the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in recognition of excellence in care for senior patients.
This means we’re especially ready to care for the seniors of our community with ease and comfort at heart.