Hospitals open emergency rooms specifically for senior citizens
from Healthline News
There was a time when it was rare to see a patient over the age of 85 in an emergency room. But on one recent day, Dr. David John had five 95-year-olds in his Connecticut emergency department — at one time. Hospitals across the country are adding geriatric emergency departments or bringing their emergency rooms in compliance with elder care guidelines. The goal is to better serve the aging U.S. population and meet the demands of a rapidly growing demographic.
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