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.