Seniors Get Separate ER

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Baby boomers are hitting their older years and, increasingly, winding up in emergency rooms. But the typical chaotic ER poses special challenges to seniors. A local hospital is tackling that problem -- and hoping to win new business as a result. The new "senior emergency room" at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, west of Denver, is designed specifically for the elderly. It’s been open about a month and hospital officials saying its about twice as busy as they expected. Ryan Warner speaks with nurse Jan Dionne, who helped create the unit.

[Image: Lutheran Exempla Medical Center]