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Fulfilling a Promise to Our Elders: Enhancing Geriatric Services at Atrium

It only takes one trip to a hospital emergency department — with its noise, waiting and uncertainty about what happens next — to realize that older adults often find it confusing, uncomfortable and even frightening. It’s not uncommon for elderly patients to leave the hospital not understanding their next steps, leading to repeat hospital visits and deteriorating health.

Atrium Medical Center plans to improve the lives and health of older adults — and their loved ones — by creating a new, senior-friendly geriatric emergency unit within Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center. Staff with special training in geriatric care will assess the full spectrum of elderly patients’ needs, including nutrition and home assistance, and create a plan for improved care in the hospital and at home. Patients with more than five medications will receive a pharmacy consultation.

Your gift to the Fulfilling a Promise to Our Elders campaign will strengthen care in our region for parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends and all the seniors who count on us for better health — and a better life.

Give now. It’s the least we can do for all the seniors who have done so much for us.

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