Acute Care for Elders

A Model for Interdisciplinary Care

  • Michael L. Malone
  • Elizabeth A. Capezuti
  • Robert M. Palmer

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michael L. Malone, Ji Won Yoo, James S. Goodwin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Maryjo Cleveland, Carolyn Holder, Ariba Khan, Aileen Jencius
    Pages 9-19
  4. Edgar Pierluissi, Deborah C. Francis, Kenneth E. Covinsky
    Pages 21-47
  5. Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Marie Boltz
    Pages 49-68
  6. Robert M. Palmer, Denise M. Kresevic
    Pages 69-95
  7. Ellen S. Danto-Nocton, Carolyn Holder, Rebecca Ramsden, Jonny Macias Tejada, Anita Steliga, Karen Padua
    Pages 97-116
  8. Roger Y. Wong, Marsha Vollbrecht, Patti Pagel
    Pages 117-129
  9. Samir K. Sinha, Sandra Liliana Oakes, Selma Chaudhry, Theodore T. Suh
    Pages 131-156
  10. Kyle Allen, Peter DeGolia, Susan Hazelett, Diane Powell
    Pages 157-174
  11. Ella Harvey Bowman, Kellie L. Flood, Alicia I. Arbaje
    Pages 175-202
  12. Heidi L. Wald, Melissa L. P. Mattison
    Pages 203-216
  13. Soryal Soryal, Marie Boltz, Scott Wilber, Michael L. Malone
    Pages 217-231
  14. Leanne Boehm, E. Wesley Ely, Lorraine Mion
    Pages 233-244
  15. Kanwardeep Singh, Michael L. Malone
    Pages 245-249
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home; and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.

Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael L. Malone
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Capezuti
    • 2
  • Robert M. Palmer
    • 3
  1. 1.Aurora Sinai Medical CenterMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Hunter CollegeNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1024-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1025-0
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