Telecare at CHRISTUS


2827 Babcock Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229


About Telecare at CHRISTUS

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital and Medical Center is home to the first inpatient Acute Care of the Elderly Unit in South-Central Texas. The Unit is specially designed to meet the needs of hospitalized older adults.  

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

Services and Supports

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive evaluation
  • Medication review
  • Activities of daily living
  • Depression screening

Team Approach

Pharmacy, nutritional services, social services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and spiritual care departments are all involved in patient care from the beginning of admission. This multidisciplinary group meets with nurses and the geriatrician every day to review each patient on the ACE Unit. This continuum of care minimizes problems associated with the unique challenges presented by elder care. 

Office Hours

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa offers emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Who Is Served

  • Adults ages 65 and older
  • Residents of south-central Texas
  • Diagnosed with a serious mental illness

Contacting A Family Member

The ACE Center is open to all physicians for admissions. For more information, please call the ACE Center at 210-705-6195.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.