Unique in every way
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is the first in Michigan to create specialized emergency departments for patients age 65 and up. The Senior Emergency Department provides a private treatment area, staffed by specially trained geriatric (senior) emergency care providers at each of St. Joe’s emergency departments across southeast Michigan.
Find the Senior ERSM closest to you:
Chelsea Community Hospital ER
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor ER
St. Joseph Mercy Brighton ER
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston ER
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland ER
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron ER
St. Joseph Mercy Saline ER
St. Mary Mercy Livonia ER
A Care Experience Like No Other
Senior adults have unique care needs when emergencies arise. Pre-existing medical conditions, multiple medications, nutrition or even issues with depression could turn an injury or illness into something more serious. The Senior Emergency Department focuses on the cultural and medical skills required to care for the body, mind and spirit. The medical staff provides an experience that is worthy of the dignity and respect seniors deserve.
Enhanced Expertise and Sensitivity
Our skilled team assesses physical function, cognitive status and level of risk. Our board-certified Emergency physicians have specialized geriatric emergency medicine training, and our nurses are certified in Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education (GENE).
A Quiet and Comfortable Environment
We’ve transformed the physical space to optimize patient comfort and safety in a peaceful setting. Soft lighting. Private rooms. Non-skid/non-glare floors. Extra thick pressure-reducing mattresses. Hearing and visual amplifiers. All of these amenities and more help reduce anxiety, disorientation and minimize the risk of falls and ulcers.
Making a Lasting Difference
All aspects of the Senior Emergency Department experience are designed with your long-term health and wellness in mind. We’ve developed new staffing standards enabling our caregivers to spend more time evaluating the senior patient’s health and medical needs with a goal of addressing the root causes of issues to ensure long-term health and wellness.
The next time you’re faced with an emergency, choose the skilled staff and welcoming environment at one of the Senior Emergency Departments at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
Learn more about Senior Health Services offered at these locations: