Acute Care for the Elderly
At DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, we understand at this time in your life you are confronting many complex health issues. That is why we have created ACE - Acute Care for the Elderly - a special inpatient unit that is just for seniors. The services provided on the ACE unit are based on our extensive geriatric experience and our commitment to compassionate care.
Your doctor can admit you directly to the ACE unit at Sinai-Grace, without you having to go to the emergency room. Once in the unit, we will supplement the care plan developed by your doctor, consulting with him and reporting to him regularly. Our goal is to work with your doctor to help you maintain, and if possible improve, your independence in ways that respect your personal dignity.
The completely renovated ACE unit has 39 beds, one-quarter of which are in private rooms. The unit's design, services and staff focus on your needs, safety and comfort. The lighting, beds, toilets and other equipment are designed to help those with problems related to sight, hearing and mobility.
We will provide all the specialty services you need with a team that includes:
They will work together to assure your care is coordinated. All of our physicians and other staff have specialty training and certification that helps them understand and respond to the specific needs of seniors.
- Nurse Practitioners
- Social Workers
- Physical Therapists
- Spiritual Care Associates
- Discharge Planners
When you are ready to be discharged, we will coordinate any home health care services and equipment you might need. In preparation for your follow-up visit with your primary physician, we will send your doctor a full report of the care you received while in the ACE unit.