Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative (GEMI)
While we hope no one, whether child or older adult, ends up in the emergency room, the reality is it's a definite possibility at some point in life.
That's why we're pleased to offer a comprehensive team approach to assessing the needs of our geriatric population who are more likely to make trips to the emergency room due to falls and other accidents. Stamford Health's Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative (GEMI) program is the first of its kind in the region, comprised of an experienced medical staff whose expertise and passions align with the specific needs of our senior patients.
Should you or your loved one need to visit our emergency department, you'll receive an unparalleled level of seamless care and attention to your situation. Your dedicated geriatric liason will keep you and your care team in communication every step of the way. When your geriatric liason and geriatric emergency department nursing team meet with you, you can expect us to:
- Improve your health by assessing and addressing your specific needs based on your age, lifestyle and other contributing factors.
- Coordinate your care by connecting directly with your primary care provider, social workers or case managers, pharmacy, physical therapy and your geriatric team.
- Help reduce costs by developing a personalized plan with you and your team geared toward preventing additional admission to the emergency room.