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Senior Services

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is committed to improving the health of our patients in all phases of their lives. Our team of skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation specialists and other supportive staff recognize and address the unique physical, emotional and social changes that occur as we age.

That's why we offer a variety of unique programs designed to keep both mind and body fit, along with personalized treatment plans for simple to complex health issues. All care plans involve open communication with the patient, their family and caregivers.

We invite you to explore the programs and services offered at all six of our hospitals in Southeast Michigan.

Michigan's First Senior ER
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is the first in Michigan to create specialized emergency departments for patients age 65 and up. Staffed by specially trained geriatric (senior) emergency care providers, each Senior ER focuses on care that considers all aspects of your disease, illness or injury in an environment that optimizes your comfort and safety.

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
All six hospitals in our region are nationally recognized for the care we provide seniors through "Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE). This designation demonstrates commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital's efforts to serve their communities.

Behavioral Health for Seniors
We offer a variety of behavioral health services to meet specific needs of older patients and their families and address the physical, psychological and social aspects of well-being. Services include inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs and a specialized older adult substance abuse program.

HomeCare Services support patients who need care or assistance at home.

Recognized locally and nationally for outstanding quality and care, leading experts specialize in joint replacement, hand surgery, foot and ankle and more. Our caring, highly skilled orthopedic surgeons offer you evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders combining the latest technology with a comprehensive patient centered approach to care.

Rehabilitation Services
Our team of specialists works collaboratively with you and your family to produce the best possible outcome after an illness or injury. Our highly skilled and experienced clinicians offer services in both inpatient and outpatient settings in multiple locations, including Ann Arbor, Brighton Canton, Chelsea, Howell, Livonia, Oakland and Port Huron. Our staff provide treatment for clients with orthopedic diagnoses, stroke, traumatic brain injury, neck and back care, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal conditions and other related disorders.

Resources for Caregivers and Families includes local, state and national resources.

Health and Wellness Programs to help seniors get and stay healthy through exercise, wellness education, health screenings and special events.

Senior Assessments specializing in memory, mood, medication, and other physical, mental and emotional concerns.

Learn more about Senior Health Services offered at these locations:

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea 
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron
St. Mary Mercy Livonia

A Member of Trinity Health