Les Résidences Soleil – Famille Savoie contributes to the development of the geriatric emergency department at Hôpital Fleurimont and Hôtel-Dieu of Sherbrooke. The family made a $675,000 donation to create the Geriatric Emergency Fund and to support an approach better adapted to seniors.
In Sherbrooke at Hotel-Dieu, the concept started where a multidisciplinary team of emergency physicians, nurses, geriatric nurse clinicians, physiotherapists, social workers and pharmacists is in place to provide optimum care for the elderly. The team’s aim is to facilitate a safe return home, while minimizing the physical and cognitive disadvantages associated with a hospital stay.
“We will be able to develop geriatric emergency and achieve a higher level of excellence. We hold silver accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians and are aiming for gold to optimize the care offered to our elderly clientele. With this major donation, we will be able to invest in staff training and acquisition of specialized equipment to meet the multiple needs of our patients.” explains Dr. Audrey-Anne Brousseau, emergency physician in charge of geriatric care at CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS.
– Mr Eddy Savoie, chairman of the Board and founder of Résidences Soleil
Creation of the Geriatric Emergency Fund
Thanks to this contribution, the new Geriatric Emergency Fund is also born! This fund is reserved for seniors who have one or more basic needs for safety and comfort that cannot be met by themselves or their loved ones during their stay in the emergency department. Personal care products, reading glasses, socks, non-slip slippers and more can be provided to people identified by staff.
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