Acute Care of Elderly (ACE)

Acute care of the elderly (ACE) focuses on improving the level of function and independence among the elderly. The enhanced level of care and intensive discharge planning prevents functional decline and helps with issues related to mobility, depression, delirium and dementia and promotes return to activities of daily living. Acute care of the elderly (ACE) may be able to reduce the length of a hospital stay and most patients are able to be discharged home rather than to a long-term care facility.