September is National PACE Month, celebrating the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). The innovative model of care allows seniors with long-term care needs to remain living in their community for as long as possible, as independently as possible. More than 95 percent of PACE participants live outside of a nursing home.
“This year, National PACE Month is a reminder of the hard work and resilience of the staff at Midland Care and the importance of connection, care, and community for seniors,” said Shawn Sullivan, President and CEO of Midland Care.
PACE has demonstrated its value as a flexible system of care that can adapt to serve the needs of individual participants. As the country looks at long-term care in a new light and searches for nursing homes alternatives, PACE stands as a proven model that is more affordable, provides better care, and helps individuals achieve their highest quality of life.
“We all want to be able to stay at home for as long as possible, PACE can help meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs as participants age,” said Sullivan.
Midland Care PACE is currently offered in Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Marshall, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, and Wyandotte counties. The eligibility criteria for PACE include being age 55 or over, qualifying for a nursing home level of care as defined by the state, living in a PACE service area, and being able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE services.
For more information about Midland Care PACE visit www.midlandcare.org/pace