Naples Community Hospital
A grant of two and a half million dollars to establish and maintain the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Florida.
The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging is an acute care unit for frail elderly that incorporates care specialized for this high-risk population. The multidisciplinary model of inpatient care is geared to avoid complications and return the elderly patients to their level of baseline function prior to hospitalization through attention to individualized care, family involvement, lower staffing ratios, and the unit's specialized physical design.
What type of patients would be admitted to the Brookdale Center?
Patients typically admitted to the 32-bed unit are those elderly most at risk for geriatric syndromes such as delirium, dementia, depression, infection, incontinence, falls or poly pharmacy. These may include those with:
- an acute illness that are not in need of specialized services such as cardiology or oncology care.
- co-morbidities and factors known to increase risk of hospital complications including a history of recent falls, mental status changes, skin breakdown, urinary incontinence, and prior recent admission
- self-care capabilities who currently reside in an Assisted or Skilled Living Facility, yet who are semi to fully independent.
Mission of the Brookdale Center
Evolving from the NCH mission to restore, promote and maintain health, we embrace a multidisciplinary team approach to care. The holistic philosophy addresses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of hospitalized elders advancing our commitment to comprehensive, highest quality health care. Integral to our mission is education of patients, family, community and health professionals to define and deliver the highest standard of care to the community we serve.