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Beaumont’s Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit is a 26-bed inpatient care unit designed to address the special needs of patients 65 years and older and return them to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to hospitalization.
Care in the ACE unit is directed by two Beaumont geriatricians who work closely with each patient’s primary care physician and other unit team members to ensure comprehensive care of the older adult.
The ACE Unit team also features Geriatric Resource Nurses and Geriatric Patient Care Associates who completed training through Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. More than 250 of these specially trained professionals work at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The hospital originally earned its NICHE designation in 2001 and maintains it today through an annual re-designation process. In addition, within the ACE unit, there are many nurses who have obtained specialty certification in gerontological nursing, an achievement signifying competence and expertise in the care of the older adult.
Geriatricians and geriatric resource nurses collaborate with other staff members specializing in geriatric care, including colleagues from care management, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupation therapy, social work and speech and language pathology.
The ACE dayroom offers a home-like, family-friendly environment with several amenities for patients and families. Activities promoting physical function, maximizing cognitive abilities and encouraging socialization are overseen by an ACE registered nurse.
Equipped with Skype and other state-of-the-art communication technology, the ACE family conference room is a place for family members near and far to take part in important conversations about the care of their loved ones.
Patient safety is a top priority in the ACE unit. Enhanced safety features include:
Sensory assistance elements include large-text clocks and pocket audio amplifiers to assist older adults with vision or hearing challenges.
Specialized ACE assessments help identify the individual needs of each patient.
Bedside communication boards promote information sharing between patient families and medical staff.
Extra touches include warm blankets, dietary room service and post-discharge follow-up phone calls.
Beaumont Hospital3601 West 13 Mile RoadRoyal Oak, MI 48073248-898-9600
Download a copy of theACE Unit brochure.
The mission of the Henrietta & Alvin Weisberg Center for Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit is to provide a geriatric-friendly, safe and healing environment devoted to the care ofour older adult patients. Our specially trained and skilled professionals use a multidisciplinary approach and evidence-based best practices to provide the highest quality care.
Partnering with our patients’ families, our emphasis is on promoting and maximizing our patients’ physical and mental abilities while preventing loss of function during their stay.
We believe movement is the best medicine and the support and participation of family and other loved ones is essential to recovery.