Emergency Care for the Elderly at Research Medical Center

Emergency Care for the Elderly at Research Medical CenterResearch Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the Kansas City area with emergency rooms that are designed for the unique care of older adults.

Our Emergency Care for the Elderly includes:

  • Rapid triage
  • Select section of Emergency Room designed to better accommodate older adults
  • Designated area that is away from high traffic patterns to keep noise to a minimum and create a more calming atmosphere
  • Warm blankets provided to keep patient warm
  • Large letter signs
  • Audio amplification
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Preferred wall coloring
  • Wound Prevention Measures
    • Pressure reduction mattresses
    • Foam heal pressure pads
    • Elbow protection

Our Emergency Room Staff provides:

  • Geriatric-Trained Nurses
  • Top of mind awareness of the normal physical and psychological effects of aging and the impact these can make on the clinical assessment
    • Pain Assessment
    • Medications
    • Anxiety