Acute Care for Elders (ACE)
Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a philosophy of care and aims to address the needs of the elderly beyond the acute presenting illness to enhance (or prevent the decline of) cognitive and physical functioning so that they can return to an equivalent care setting after they have been discharged from hospital (ie. From home to home).
ACE will guide the implementation of enhanced care practices for seniors such as encouragement to get out of bed during mealtime, normalized routines and activities, enhanced toileting routines to minimize the use of bed pans/catheters, etc, enhanced medication review, and enhanced education and support for patients and their families.
This philosophy of care is being implemented first on the ACE inpatient unit at QHC Belleville General Hospital and the inpatient unit at QHC Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.
Click here for Acute Care for Elders (ACE) brochure.