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Hialeah Hospital’s Senior-Friendly Emergency Department

Among the only hospitals in the area with enhanced senior hospital care and emergency care. 

Hialeah Hospital is one of the only hospitals in the area that has enhanced its senior hospital care and emergency care to meet the specific healthcare needs of our community’s aging population. Our Senior Emergency Room was created to reduce anxiety and promote healing, while providing quality, compassionate care.

The Senior ER at the Hialeah Hospital offers patients an age-friendly environment for our elderly patients.

We focus on the safety and management of geriatric conditions. Our team of clinicians, physicians, nurses, dieticians, therapists, social workers and pharmacists have specialized training in geriatric care, enabling them to provide comprehensive treatment focused on your individual needs.

Our hospital has proudly joined forces with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), a national program geared toward improving care for older hospitalized adults. Though this program, our nurses and emergency room physicians have all received specialized training to help them better care for the elderly.

Features of our Senior Care ER include:

  • Nurse and physicians with specialized training on care for the elderly
  • Large faced clocks, calendars, boards and vital information throughout the ER
  • Large keyboards on telephones
  • Non-skid floor surfaces and handrails to help prevent falls
  • Landscape lighting in the rooms
  • Sound resistant rooms
  • Thicker, more comfortable mattresses
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