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CentraState’s New ACE Unit Prepares Senior Patients for a Safe and Seamless Hospital Stay and Beyond

By |2020-02-03T11:11:32-05:00October 5th, 2017|

CentraState Medical Center has created an ACE (acute care for elders) unit to help senior patients recover from an injury or illness while also helping them to maintain or improve their health and well-being during their stay in the hospital.

The new unit is specially designed to meet the complex needs of seniors. Throughout the unit there are small but important features, including walkers in every room, bedside lamps and nightlights, low-shine, wood-look flooring to prevent trips and falls, and distance markers to encourage ambulation, along with a patient and family lounge for social interaction, activity, and education.

The gerontologic care that patients admitted to the ACE unit receive will be overseen by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, palliative care, social workers, care coordinators, and pastoral support. Their goal is to help senior patients stay strong, mobile, mentally sharp, and independent so they heal faster, avoid additional health problems, return home sooner, and prevent future hospital visits.

For more information about the ACE Unit at CentraState Medical Center, call 866-CENTRA7 or visit

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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