Michigan's First Senior Emergency DepartmentSM - Making a Lasting Difference
All aspects of your Senior Emergency DepartmentSM experience are designed with your long-term health and wellness in mind. At St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron's Senior ERSM, we've enhanced our geriatric clinical training, enabling our staff to spend more time evaluating your health and medical condition to ensure we're meeting your total needs. A team of board-certified, specially trained physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinical staff, including a dedicated care coordinator will assess your personal medical situation and help to identify and address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Our specially equipped area has four treatment rooms with access to sophisticated care and aftercare resources. The St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron Senior Emergency DepartmentSM is the first program in the Blue Water and Thumb communities exclusively dedicated to meeting the needs of patients age 65 and up, their caregivers and family. During the triage (assessment) process, a nurse interviews the patient to determine if senior emergency careSM is right for you. As the program is personalized, you determine if you want to be treated within the Senior ERSM environment.
We've transformed the physical space in our Senior ERSMas well to optimize your comfort and safety in a peaceful setting, including: softer lighting, non-skid floors, extra thick pressure-reducing mattresses; and, of course, our standard private room. Each treatment room offers clocks and telephones with larger numbers. We can provide hearing assistive devices, warm blankets and even items that may have been forgotten in your rush to the emergency department, such as reading glasses.
I just couldn't believe the level of care my mother received after an auto accident brought her to the Senior ERSM. The treatment went beyond medical care. It was the first time someone sat down, listened to me and asked what my senior parents needed to maintain their overall health.
-Connie, Kimball Township
My husband has always gotten treatment at St. Joseph Mercy, and we didn't need all the services offered, but it was noticeably beyond the normal care one receives. It definitely is a nice asset for seniors.
-Sandy, Port Huron
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron's Senior ERSM delivers dedicated treatment and specialized care to adults 65 years of age and older. To learn more, review the St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron Senior ERSM: Unique in Every Way informational brochure.
The next time you’re faced with an emergent health care need, choose the skilled emergency staff at one of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System’s Senior Emergency DepartmentsSM.