UAB Medicine

Acute Care for the Elderly Unit (ACE)

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit is an adult general medicine unit caring for patients referred to the hospitalists by their primary care physicians. The unit specializes in the specific needs of geriatric patients.

 Patient Population

  • Adult
  • Geriatric
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Geriatric Syndromes
  • Cellulitis

Number of Beds

  • 25

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:4-5


  • 12 hour shifts 7a - 7p and 7p-7a

Skill Mix

  • 70% RN
  • 30% PCT

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • Individualized