University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) is committed to supporting the independence and healthcare goals of our senior patients and their families, and it offers multiple programs and physical spaces specifically designed for older adults. Highlights of our comprehensive senior care program include a unit of our Emergency Department dedicated to senior emergencies and a special nursing unit addressing the complex needs of older patients.
Leading that effort is David Barile, MD, Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit. The 24-bed inpatient ACE unit has senior-friendly design features and is directed by an interdisciplinary team specially trained in providing care for older adults. Similarly, the six-bed unit within our Emergency Department dedicated to senior emergencies puts our patients on track for the care they need. Additionally, Princeton HomeCare, a unit of Princeton HealthCare System, provides comprehensive in-home nursing and rehabilitation care, hospice care and private duty services such as in-hospital care and live-in care.
UMCPP is advancing its commitment to senior care through a $2.4 million gift from Arnie and Kit Snider. A focus of this gift is to provide training and professional development in advanced geriatric care for physicians, residents, and other staff throughout UMCPP.
“As the senior population grows, we are working to enhance UMCPP’s position as a Geriatric Center of Excellence,” said Susan Lorenz, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, Princeton HealthCare System. “Thanks to the generosity of donors such as the Sniders, UMCPP will have the skilled staff and facilities needed to meet the needs of our senior patients in the most effective and satisfying way possible.”
Partial List of Available
Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit $ 5,000,000
Waiting Area $ 75,000
Nursing Station $ 50,000
Patient Room $ 35,000
Consultation Room $ 25,000
Geriatric Unit in the Emergency Department
Private Patient Care Room $ 20,000
Staff Work Area $ 100,000
Article as seen in Foundation News Winter 2012.