The ACE model of care is an evidence-based model that helps older adult patients maintain function, quality of life and independence during hospitalization. Our goal is to help patients return to the level of independence and activity they had before their illness. Our interdisciplinary care delivery team includes:
Geriatric certified advanced practice nurses (APNs)
Geriatric certified pharmacists
Social Workers/ Transitional Care Coordinators
Geriatric Resource Nurses
Geriatric Patient Care Assistants
The ACE Unit is also designated as an Age-Friendly unit through the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI). Age-Friendly care is a framework to guide the care of older adults that includes the 4 M’s of Care:
What Matters: Know and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences.
Medication: Using Age-Friendly medication that does not interfere with what matters to the older adult, mentation, or mobility.
Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat, and manage dementia, depression, and delirium.
Mobility: Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function.