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Geriatrics Department

Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)

At St. Joseph Medical Center, seniors have earned a little extra consideration, and we are honored to care for the older adults of Kansas City.

St. Joseph Medical Center earned the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) recognizing emergency departments that go above and beyond to provide excellent care for older adults. The GEDA program is the culmination of years of progress in emergency care of older adults. In 2014, four geriatric focused organizations developed and released geriatric ED guidelines. These guidelines recommended measures ranging from adding geriatric-friendly equipment to specialized staff to more routine screening for delirium, dementia, and fall risk, among other vulnerabilities.

The voluntary GEDA program provides specific criteria and goals for emergency clinicians and administrators to target. A Geriatric Accredited emergency department must incorporate selected best practices, as well as provide inter-disciplinary geriatric education, and have geriatric appropriate equipment and supplies available.

At the St. Joseph Medical Center emergency department, we’ll see you quickly, and we take time to evaluate your condition and develop the best plan of care for you. With our geriatric trained Emergency Nurses, our collaborative Emergency Room team is trained to identify older adults that need extra support during and after their hospitalization.

Our accredited senior Emergency Department features an atmosphere to enhance safety and comfort. During your stay, you can expect the following:

  • Educated Geriatric Emergency Nurses
  • Easy-to-read signs and clocks
  • Pressure reducing mattresses
  • Tranquil Environment
  • Handrails
  • Extra seating for family
  • Skid- proof footwear & flooring
  • Large print signage and documents
  • Reading glasses & hearing devices
  • Warm blankets
  • Walkers

FEATURED SERVICES

Cardiology

Emergency Services

Joint & Spine Institute

Rehabilitation

Senior Behavioral Health

Senior Care Services