Facilities to offer hospital care tailored to elders

Connecticut will soon have its first in-patient acute-care hospital specifically for elders.

Masonicare Health Center of Wallingford and Hebrew Senior Care of West Hartford have agreed to collaborate on the development of a new senior-care focused hospital alliance. It intends to serve seniors who need hospital care without forcing them to endure long emergency room wait times.

“Caring for the needs of seniors requires specialized care. When children need acute care services, parents select a children’s hospital,” said Jon-Paul Venoit, CEO of Masonicare. “It is with the same premise in mind that we have created senior care hospitals.”

Masonicare and Hebrew Senior Care are two of Connecticut’s longest standing names in the field of senior health care. Venoit and Gary Jones, CEO of Hebrew Senior Care, believe that the Connecticut Senior Hospital Alliance will allow seniors to access the care they need in an environment that is attuned to their specific medical needs.

“This collaboration between two nonprofit, mission-based organizations will result in the highest quality senior care delivered at a much lower cost,” said Jones.

The Hebrew Senior Care hospital’s campus offers 23 acute care beds and is located on Abrahms Boulevard in West Hartford. Masonicare’s Acute Senior Hospital Unit is located in Wallingford and has 30 acute care beds.

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Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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