New Senior Emergency Center at Atrium

A new senior emergency center has opened at Atrium Medical Center, offering new screenings and follow-up services for patients ages 65 and older at Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center. This new center aims to improve upon health care for our senior citizens here in the region.

The new center is a part of the current Trauma Center at Atrium, but an 8-bed unit has been renovated with additional safety features for older adults, such as handrails along the walls, non-glare flooring, and adjustable lighting in each private room to suit the needs of the individual. There is adjustable temperature features in each room as well.

The new program’s processes, which are unique services in our area, could help to reduce incidents after patients leave Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center that would otherwise potentially make the patient return to Atrium soon after returning home.

Atrium’s new Senior Emergency Center will help to fill the needs of the growing population of citizens 65 and older in the Butler and Warren County areas, with each county experiencing a rise in the demographic group between 2010 and 2016, per the US Census.

Thank you to Atrium and all who donated to the building of the new Center for making this possible. We’re always excited to see more progress in Middletown!

2 thoughts on “New Senior Emergency Center at Atrium

  1. Please explain to me the statement…” reduce incidents after patients leave Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center that would otherwise potentially make the patient return to Atrium soon after returning home.”? Because I do not get it. How is admitting a 65+ patient to this unit suppose to reduce patients return? The only purpose I see of this is to increase the cost of medical care.

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    • Karen,

      I can’t speak for Atrium, but my understanding is that by having physicians on staff who are specially trained in the medical care of older residents, they hope to better diagnose issues associated with aging and healing and provide more comprehensive care to our older citizens. A 14 year old and an 84 year old heal very differently with a broken arm. This ER is designed to deal more effectively with those differences.

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