At OakBend, we understand the unique healthcare needs of seniors. That is why we are proud to announce the reopening of our Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit.  Specially designed with the elderly in mind, our ACE Unit provides a unique care environment that promotes patient mobility, offers a home-like feel, and encourages family involvement. As a result, our patients experience, on average, a 40% reduction in hospitalization duration. By minimizing the time spent in bed, we help patients retain their strength and decrease their recovery time after leaving the hospital.

Our ACE Unit follows a multi-disciplinary approach, where each day our team of physicians, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, and pharmacists meet to evaluate the most effective approach to patient care.

One of our primary goals in the ACE Unit is to create an environment where patients are encouraged to stay active. We provide physical therapy in the family gathering area on the floor, organize shared activities, and offer a dining room where patients can enjoy meals with fellow patients or family members.

In addition, we actively engage families, recognizing their crucial role in supporting the patient and fostering a sense of togetherness. This contributes to improved emotional health and ultimately leads to a quicker discharge from the hospital.

Now, let’s talk about some essential tips for senior care:

  1. Stay Active: Regular exercise and physical activity are vital for maintaining strength, mobility, and overall health. Encourage seniors to engage in activities they enjoy, such as walking, swimming, or gentle yoga.
  2. Balanced Nutrition: A well-balanced diet is essential for seniors’ health. Encourage them to consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Consult a dietitian for personalized dietary recommendations.
  3. Medication Management: Seniors often take multiple medications, so it is crucial to ensure they understand their prescriptions and take them as directed. Use pill organizers or set up reminders to help them stay on track.
  4. Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular visits to healthcare providers for preventive screenings and health assessments. Regular check-ups can help identify potential health issues early and ensure prompt treatment.
  5. Mental Stimulation: Engaging in activities that challenge the mind, such as puzzles, reading, or learning new skills, can help maintain cognitive function and prevent mental decline.

OakBend’s Jack & Billie Wendt Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit is a valuable resource for seniors requiring specialized care. Our comprehensive and compassionate approach ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care, enhancing their overall quality of life. If you or a loved one is in need of senior care, we invite you to learn more about our ACE Unit and how we can help. To learn more about our ACE Unit or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 281-341-3000.

Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals is ready to assist you in providing exceptional care for your elderly loved ones.

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