Memorial Hermann Southwest recognizes that our senior clientele is unique and deserves specialized services dedicated to its needs. We are proud to offer hospital units designed with the needs of senior patients in mind.
Our Senior Emergency Center is located on the 1st floor, near our existing Emergency Center. It serves the emergency medical needs of patients age 65 and older.
This specialized ER offers more privacy and a dedicated medical team. The doctors, nurses, and clinical staff are a group of passionate caregivers who strive to provide what patients need in an environment specially designed for seniors.
Families of senior patients have access to a private waiting room, and patient triage rooms are also larger with amenities such as thicker mattresses, new furniture, and enlarged wall clocks.
The Senior Emergency Center works very closely with our hospital's Senior Medicine unit to accommodate patients who need to be admitted into the hospital.
The Senior Emergency Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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For senior patients who have an acute condition requiring hospitalization, we offer a Senior Medicine Unit, located on the 6th floor of the hospital.
Our medical staff includes a dedicated, inter-disciplinary team of health care providers. The Senior Medicine team is a group of very passionate caregivers, who constantly meet to re-evaluate processes in order to ensure that the very best patient experiences and expectations are met. We focus on the prevention of complications and promotion of physical function and independence.
We offer two renovated wings of the hospital, designed to meet the medical needs of seniors. The unit provides:
Typical diagnoses admitted to the Senior Medicine unit include patients 55 years or older who experience:
Note: These diagnoses are not exhaustive
Complementary programs at the senior unit include: