A few years ago, as most baby boomers passed age 50 and demands for 50-plus health care began to rise, Millcreek Community Hospital expanded its services to best serve the needs of this age group.
Today, the Hospital is uniquely equipped to provide specialized care for seniors with these services and facilities:
- Millcreek Community Hospital is the only area hospital to utilize an Acute Care for Everyone (ACE) Unit. Staff members are trained in geriatric care and patients are given complete cognitive and physical assessments in addition to the specific medical treatment called for upon hospital admission.
- Geriatric Behavioral Health Care. Comprehensive medical as well as emotional evaluations are given to senior patients admitted to Millcreek Community Hospital’s behavioral health care facility, the region’s largest. Inpatient care is provided in a separate, 12-bed Geriatric Behavioral Health Care Unit; a partial hospitalization program is also offered.
- Long-term Care is available at the LECOM Senior Living Center, a 138-bed skilled nursing facility connected to Millcreek Community Hospital, allowing for prompt and convenient medical care if needed for long-term care patients or those receiving just rehabilitation services.