Acute Care Senior Hospital

Seniors often have a different pattern of disease and a different response to treatment than younger adults. 

Rapid onset of illness, delayed recovery rate, and increased incidence of complications become more common as individuals age. Older adults are also less tolerant of the side effects of medications due to changes in metabolism. That’s where Masonicare’s Senior Care Hospital comes in. Centrally located in Wallingford, our Acute Senior Care Hospital aims to meet the unique health needs of the senior population, ages 65 and over.

 

Forms & Information

Financial Assistance Application & Policy for Hospital Services

Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Benefits

Older patient laying in his bed while a nurse smiles sitting on his bed with the doctor leaning forward to talk with the older man.

Unmatched Expertise

As a member of the Connecticut Senior Hospital Alliance, the specially trained clinical and support staff at Masonicare has extensive expertise in caring for older individuals. Our Senior Care Hospital provides specialized, routine-level acute care for a number of illnesses common among older adults, including:
 

  • Pneumonia/Upper Respiratory Illness
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Delirium/Altered Mental Status
  • Cellulitis
  • Dehydration
  • Flu 

 “The nurse immediately took me to the room I’d be staying in, and I was admitted. It was so easy. There’s no comparison to a big hospital emergency room.”

- Lisa, Former Patient

A Specialized Team Makes a Difference

More than 90% of older adults have one or more chronic health conditions, which are best managed by geriatric specialists. The team of geriatricians and geriatric APRNs at Masonicare are onsite 24/7. This interdisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, social workers and support staff focus on meeting the complex needs of seniors, preventing common complications that may develop or worsen during hospitalization. Our patients benefit from enhanced services and outcomes provided in a cost-effective, specialized environment.

Older woman patient getting her blood pressure taken from smiling nurse.

Our clinical capabilities include:

  • Cardiac Telemetry
  • In-house respiratory therapy
  • Laboratory testing
  • Routine x-rays, ultrasounds, 2D/dopplers, echocardiograms
  • Continuation of wound vac therapy
  • In-house GI endoscopic procedures
  • Blood transfusions
  • TPN
  • IV fluids and medications
  • Maintenance of pre-existing BiPAP or CPAP
  • Vapotherm high-flow oxygen 

Get Well Sooner

Patients at Masonicare’s Senior Care Hospital are typically 65 and older, and are referred by physicians and skilled nursing facilities. In addition to specialized clinical care, the age-friendly setting and admission process sets our hospital apart from traditional hospitals. 

Providers may call our 24/7 direct admission line at
866-678-1155 to speak with a nurse who will facilitate the referral process.

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