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Detroit Receiving Hospitalís Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)


Geriatric medical care at its best

The only unit of its kind in Wayne County, Detroit Receiving Hospitalís ACE unit focuses on:

  • Providing quality patient care through the expertise of our multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintaining and improving the functional level of the older patient.
  • Promoting satisfaction among our patients, as well as their families and significant others, through educational involvement with ACE team members.
  • Providing adequate pain management.

Patients admitted to Receivingís ACE unit, receive the highest quality of care in a professional and caring environment. Our multidisciplinary approach to geriatric medicine enhances continuity of care, incorporating all aspects of treatment. Our team, consisting of physicians, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, chaplains, Visiting Nurse liaisons, educators and clinical management specialists, is dedicated to the health, well-being and special needs of our patients.

Direct Admissions from Area Nursing Homes

For patients arriving at Detroit Receiving from participating nursing homes, we can provide admission directly to the unit, which helps expedite treatment by bypassing the emergency department. Our team communicates with the patientís physician prior to and after discharge, maximizing continuity of care and helping to facilitate a smooth transition as the patient returns to the nursing home.

Direct-admit patients can be cared for by our multidisciplinary geriatric team, which maintains a continued flow of communication with the nursing home medical director. Alternatively, nursing home medical directors can provide care to the patient with support from our team.

To learn more about Detroit Receiving Hospitalís ACE Unit, please call (313) 745-3573.