Seniors Program

Seniors Program

As the first hospital in the Baton Rouge community, we pride ourselves on providing quality, compassionate care to all our patients, including those 65 and older. At the General, we love our seniors and our goal is to provide the best medical care and facilities to meet their unique needs and give families and caregivers peace of mind.
Seniors

Seniors

As the baby boomer population in our community continues to age, Baton Rouge General has embraced the pressing need to synergize emergency and geriatric medicine. Our Seniors ER at Mid City - the first of its kind in the area - is a culmination of many people working together to provide specialized care to our older patients. We have worked passionately to enhance our medical care and designed physical spaces to create a more relaxed, comfortable environment for seniors, families and caregivers featuring amenities such as: 

  • Separate, quiet waiting area away from the main emergency waiting area
  • Private quiet treatment areas located on a less traveled hallway close to the nurses' station 
  • Hand rails that line walls 
  • Anti-slip flooring
  • Color-coded directions for ease of navigation 
  • Heated blanket on every bed 
  • Caregiver seating 
  • Comfortable mattresses
  • Softer room lighting, muted colors and assistive tools for easier reading of any medical paperwork

The Seniors ER is staffed with a highly skilled team of medical professionals specializing in geriatric care and trained in administering screenings and assessments to identify patients who may need additional assistance or resources outside of the hospital. 


At Baton Rouge General, we love our seniors and our goal is to provide the best medical care and facilities to meet their unique needs and give families and caregivers peace of mind.

Our senior programs and services are led by a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physicians specially trained in geriatric care in collaboration with clinicians from related care areas, including physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers who have received specialized geriatric sensitivity training.

Some of senior specialty services include:

Baton Rouge General Medical Center has earned recognition as a “Seniors Friendly” hospital for our commitment to excellence in caring for seniors – enhancing our hospital’s national designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) facility from The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. The only national designation of its kind, NICHE designation recognizes Baton Rouge General’s commitment to excellence in senior care. As a NICHE designated, “Senior-Friendly” facility, Baton Rouge General is focused on evidence-based, nursing approaches to interdisciplinary geriatric care that promote positive experiences for senior patients.

Specific areas targeted by the NICHE program include:

  • Decreasing length of hospital stay
  • Reducing hospital-acquired complications
  • Educating staff to be sensitive to seniors’ needs
  • Redesigning patient care areas to enhance function and comfort

Baton Rouge General’s senior programs and services are led by a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of nurses and physicians specially trained in geriatric care in collaboration with clinicians from related care areas, including physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers who have received specialized geriatric sensitivity training.

At Baton Rouge General, we pride ourselves on providing quality, compassionate care to our patients, including those 65 and older. We provide services and outreach not only for seniors but also for families and caregivers. Our Senior Wellness Center encompasses exercise, education and support from the warm and caring staff you have come to know and love at Baton Rouge General.

We provide the following services for seniors:

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our senior wellness services, please call (225) 237-1573. 

All senior classes and groups are held at Baton Rouge General Mid City Campus
4th Floor of the Medical Office Building (corner of N. Boulevard and S. Acadian)
Free valet parking available

BLUEBONNET

Address:8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 763-4000

MID CITY

Address:3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
(225) 387-7000