Home health How emergency departments are changing for seniors

How emergency departments are changing for seniors

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Emergency departments

Emergency department (ED) trips spike in the summer, especially around the Fourth of July holiday.

While no one enjoys the ED, it’s proven dangerous for seniors 75 and over, who have the highest ED visit rates. That’s why hospitals across the country are building geriatric EDs, units tailored for seniors and their safety.

As we wait for these medical care advancements to make their way across the country, the team at PA Health & Wellness recommends urgent care for a cost-effective solution to non-emergency situations. If you feel chest pain, please see a doctor or go to an ED immediately.

– Justin Davis, PA Health & Wellness

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