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!