Hialeah Hospital is one of the only hospitals in the area that has enhanced its senior hospital care and emergency care to meet the specific healthcare needs of our communities aging population.

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit for older adults at the Hialeah Hospital offers patients an age-friendly environment focused on the safety and management of geriatric conditions. Our team of clinicians, physicians, nurses, dieticians, therapists, social workers and pharmacists have specialized training in geriatric care, enabling them to provide comprehensive treatment focused on your individual needs.

Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit 

The ACE Unit is available to treat acute medical conditions ranging from stroke recovery to pain management. The unit implements the latest techniques in geriatric acute care, which are designed to reduce the risk of developing complications. Specialized treatment helps older adults regain and maintain good function and reduce their hospital stay.

The program focuses on:

  • Decreasing the risk for potential infections
  • Dietary needs
  • Maintaining skin integrity
  • Family involvement
  • Keeping patients mobile and engaged to maintain function. This means patients spend less time in bed and more time walking and socializing. They also are encouraged to keep up with as many daily activities as possible.

Our hospital has proudly joined forces with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), a national program geared toward improving care for older hospitalized adults. Our nurses and emergency room physicians have received specialized training to help them better care for the elderly.

Features of our Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit:

  • Large faced clocks, calendars, boards and vital information throughout the ER
  • Large keyboards on telephones
  • Non-skid floor surfaces and handrails to help prevent falls
  • Landscape lighting in the rooms
  • Sound resistant rooms
  • Thicker, more comfortable mattresses

To find a specialist in senior care concerns, call us at 1-800-470-7422. Or find a doctor with our online Find A Physician tool.

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