Comprehensive geriatric medicine led by our team of UCSF doctors.
Acute Care for Elders
Getting Back to Life
Focus on Independence
Started in 2007, our Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to caring for hospitalized older adults. We focus on improving physical and cognitive function so you can return to your life in the community.
Ideal Healing Environment
The 32-room ACE unit with rooftop garden is spacious, airy, and adorned with beautiful stained-glass windows by renowned artist Alan Masaoka in an ideal healing environment. Each morning, patients are seen by their health care team – including UCSF physician, nurse, occupational therapist, pharmacist, social worker – who meet and discuss their care.
- Interdisciplinary care in an ideal healing environment
- Careful medication review to eliminate unnecessary medications
- Non-medication treatments such as exercise, socialization, and sleep hygiene
- Early planning for discharge to home