Boy Scouts Bring Comfort to Elderly and Families at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Boy Scouts Sam Morris, Maximilian Pozza and Joseph
Berg with the benches they constructed.
Maximilian Pozza, from Troop 50 of Wenonah, N.J., recently completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project by assisting patients of Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Acute Care of Elders (ACE) Unit.
Pozza constructed two benches for the outdoor garden area, two bean-bag toss games for the unit’s recreation area and 25 “comfort care” baskets for families of the hospice patients. Fellow Eagle Scouts Sam Morris and Joseph Berg assisted Pozza with constructing and assembling his project.
The comfort baskets consist of various goods to bring comfort and peace to patients and their families. The bean-bag toss games will be used when patients are receiving physical and occupational therapy to help restore strength and dexterity, and aid in the overall healing process. The benches will provide a place for ACE patients to sit and enjoy the sunlight, or to relax while they tend to the garden located outside of the medical center.
The ACE Unit provides care for older adults, who often have multiple medical conditions. The unit was designed with patients’ safety and comfort in mind. It is bright and welcoming, and offers amenities such as large patient rooms, handrails, an activity room and more.
The unit is staffed by professionals who are trained to meet the physical, mental, social and emotional needs of each patient. The staff works with the patient, their family and physician to design a personalized plan of care.