Acute Care for Elders Unit

The Acute Care for Elders (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

  • 26

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:4-5

Rotation/Shifts

  • 7a-7p and 7p-7a

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 70%
  • Patient Care Technician - 30%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 6 weeks