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Area’s first geriatric ER coming to UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune

An emergency unit being planned for UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital will be the first in the region to focus solely on seniors, a group whose sheer numbers and complex medical needs are expected to strain available resources as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age.

Geriatric emergency departments, physical manifestations of America’s rapidly advancing average age, have been popping up across the nation as hospitals seek a more efficient and dignified way to serve patients age 65 and older.