Senior ECC

Extraordinary emergency care, just for seniors. Only at Covenant.

Silver Accredited Geriatric Emergency DepartmentTo meet the distinct needs of older patients, Covenant has created the Great Lakes Bay Region’s only Senior Emergency Care Center. This center was the first in the region to be named an Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The accreditation recognizes our expertise, personnel and equipment that help us improve patient outcomes and facilitate a quicker transition back to daily life.

To provide seniors with care targeted toward their needs and comfort, our center is staffed with doctors and nurses with special expertise and experience in senior care. Our emergency doctors show seniors the respect and compassion they need in such a stressful time. In fact, in a survey of our emergency patients, Covenant doctors were rated in the top 5% nationwide for courtesy and listening to patients, compared to doctors from other hospital emergency departments of our size.

Our senior-friendly rooms include special amenities like larger-print signs and clocks, more comfortable chairs, walkers, hearing devices and reading glasses. Social work support with individual assessments and goals help maximize seniors’ independence, while all medications are closely monitored to avoid harmful interactions.

The accredited Covenant Senior Emergency Care Center is one more facet of our commitment to providing extraordinary care for every generation.