News: Southern California Geriatric Care Unit

elderlyThanks to Prime Healthcare Services, Southern California will soon have a geriatric ER and impatient unit. This will be at Encino Hospital Medical Center and is being developed to offer specialized geriatric care.

Indeed, these new units will be run by experts who understand the more specific needs of the elderly such as thicker mattresses (due to thinner skin), non-slip floors, medications that must be monitored, comfortable rooms, etc.

Further, patients will be subject to geriatric doctors, nurses, physical therapists, case managers, etc., all whom have experience and expertise working with the elderly. Nutritionists and pharmacists will also be on the case.