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Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) In partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Specially Designed to Meet the Needs of Older Adults

  • The ACE Center is physically designed to improve health outcomes and meet the special needs of adults over age 65 with special floors, lights, furniture, and calming environment.
  • Daily interdisciplinary rounds led by nursing staff, addressing complex issues.
  • Board-certified geriatricians and palliative care physicians work both as primary care physicians and as consultants, based on the varying levels of involvement necessary for each patient.
  • Focus on rapid functional recovery. Focus on the whole patient - mind, body, and spirit.

Team Approach

The pharmacy, nutritional services, social services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and spiritual care departments are all involved in patient care from the beginning of admission. This multidisciplinary group meets with nurses and the geriatrician every day to review each patient on the ACE Center.

  • Key Components of the ACE Center
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center Partners With UT Medicine Senior Health