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Specialty Care for Seniors

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.

Senior Medicine Unit

Senior Specialty Care in HoustonFor 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.

Renovated Hospital Wings

We offer two renovated wings of the hospital, designed to meet the medical needs of seniors. The unit provides:

  • Comfortable, private hospital beds
  • Highly qualified staff and dedicated nurse practitioner
  • Library and lounge available for family and caregiver use


Typical diagnoses admitted to the Senior Medicine unit include patients 55 years or older who experience:

  • Acute pain
  • Altered mental status/delirium
  • Anemia
  • Cellulitis
  • CHF
  • COPD exacerbation
  • Diabetic issues
  • Dizziness, syncope
  • Electrolyte abnormality
  • Falls
  • GI issues/abdominal pain
  • Non-surgical fractures
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis/other infections/fever
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Note: These diagnoses are not exhaustive

Complementary Programs

Complementary programs at the senior unit include:

Important Phone Numbers

  • Hospital Main Line: (713) 456-5000
  • For a Primary Care Physician: (713) 456-5348