People of all ages are invited to become a "Friend of the ACE Unit". "Friends of the ACE Unit" are the stars in the constellation of care that makes a difference for elders on the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) unit on the 10th floor of John Sealy Hospital, UTMB.
The Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) unit is a 20-bed unit for patients over 65. An interdisciplinary medical team provides care in this warm, home-like environment.
Volunteers are seniors serving seniors, UTMB students and people all ages from the community.
All volunteers receive training that prepares them to visit patients and their families. They are taught how to listen, comfort and encourage patients. They play games, the piano, work puzzles, music or activities in the day room. The volunteers enjoy monthly continuing education, celebrations and receive free parking and meal passes.
For further information, contact:
Helen Appelberg, D.Min.
Director of Spirituality in Aging Center
Phone: (409) 266-9682
FAX: (409) 772-8931