Meeting The Complex Health Needs Of Older Adults
At Hurley Medical Center, we believe that seniors have earned the right to be treated with special attention. Our specially trained nurses know that caring for older adults requires special understanding and consideration. That’s why we’re the only hospital in the region awarded as exemplary by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This prestigious designation recognizes Hurley Medical Center’s commitment to outstanding geriatric care.
Our goal is to keep older adults healthy, active and independent. For your well-being, or that of an older adult loved one, our team of dedicated Hurley professionals and geriatricians provide the highest level of quality health care.
Hurley’s Senior Center of Excellence is proud to provide extra levels of safety and care for our seniors, including:
- No-Wait Immediate Room Experience Through Emergency Room
- Region’s Only Nursing Unit Dedicated in Design for Seniors – ACE Unit
- Geriatric Nurse Specialists Oversee Patients 65 and Older
- Osteoporosis Program to Keep Seniors Safe from Future Fractures
Inpatient Senior Services
ACE Unit – Acute Care for the Elderly
The region’s only nursing unit designed and equipped for patients 65 and older. Features include warm home-like setting, low glare lighting, non-skid flooring, lower beds and spacious handicap bathrooms that provide extra levels of safety and care for our seniors.
Geriatric Nurse Specialists
Hurley is the only hospital in the area with specially trained nurses to care for older adults. Our Geriatric Nurse Specialists support the physicians and bedside nurses in caring for the unique needs of senior by promoting early mobility, preventing confusion, and ensuring optimal nutrition wellness.
Geriatric Fracture Center
As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Hurley is the only hospital in the area qualified to manage geriatric fractures. Our Geriatric Fracture Center offers a planned course of treatment that encourages an optimal recovery.
Outpatient Senior Services
Safe Steps/Physical Therapy
Hurley Safe Steps is a customized physical therapy intervention program for the evaluation and treatment of the balance and coordination problems which lead to falls in older adults. For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located outpatient physical therapy facilities, call 810-262-2350.
No-Wait Emergency Room
Patients 65 and older are fast-tracked in our Emergency Department. No wait means seniors are immediately taken to a room and quickly seen and treated by staff trained to care for geriatric patients.
- Wound Care Clinic
- Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Brain Function and Assessment Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
- Palliative Care
- Osteoporosis Bone Health Program
Convenient Parking at Hurley Medical Center
Convening parking at Hurley Medical Center is also made available to seniors, including free handicapped lots adjacent to the hospital entrance, a visitor lot with free shuttle service and valet parking for a small fee. The Hurley Lobby Shop also offers a 5-pack of valet parking booklets at discount.