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Highland Offers Lecture for Seniors at Mario's

Clinicians to present, "Preparing for a Hospital Visit"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Timothy Lum, M.D.

By 2050, one in five people will be over 65, making the elderly population the fastest growing segment of patients in hospitals. Highland Hospital has been preparing for the transition and helping patients plan ahead, too. Highland clinicians will offer a dinner lecture from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Mario’s (2740 Monroe Ave.) to teach seniors what they can expect during a hospital stay or visit to the Emergency Department (ED).

Timothy Lum, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine; Corey Romesser, M.D., Director of Geriatric Inpatient Services; and Barbara Schrage, RN, MS, FNP-BC, Elder Life Specialist, will lead the presentation, “Preparing for a Hospital Visit.” They will explain how hospital-wide protocols for seniors, geriatric-trained nurses and collaboration between ED physicians and geriatricians help make a hospital stay easier. They also will discuss some of the special services Highland provides to older patients including the Geriatric Fracture Center, the Acute Care for Elders Unit and additions to the ED that are making it geriatric friendly.

The event costs $5 and includes a dinner buffet. Pre-paid reservations are required at (585) 784-8821.

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