Geriatric Carts

Providing Care and Comfort

Studies have shown that patients respond positively to actions that make their hospital
stay more comfortable. With help from donors at both Bridgeport Hospital
and Milford Campus, geriatric carts provide low cost, non-pharmacological assistive devices such
as hearing aid batteries and amplifiers, reading glasses, coloring books, large font word games,
blankets and stuffed animals directly to patients. Specific Geriatric Medicine interventions along
with these patient-friendly carts contributed to both campuses earning Level 2 recognition from
the American College of Emergency Physicians as Geriatric Emergency Departments.