PACE Program Expands to Wyandotte County
Kansas City, KS, 9/19/16 - Not-for-profit health care provider Midland Care announced today that PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is now available in Wyandotte County, Kansas. A newly renovated PACE Center, offering a wide range of health care services, opens soon at 818 Ann Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.
PACE may be an option for anyone over 55 who is able to live safely in the community and qualifies for a nursing home level of care, according to the state of Kansas. Midland Care PACE is also a fourth option for managed care for Kancare recipients.
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PACE is a national program that provides community-based care and services to people who would otherwise need a nursing home level of care. The program is designed to keep people living safely in their own homes and communities. The model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. An interdisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, care managers, in-home caregivers, dieticians, occupational therapists and drivers works with patients to coordinate care.
Community, not-for-profit health care provider Midland Care has provided PACE in northeast Kansas since 2007. The program currently serves Shawnee, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, Nemaha, Marshall and Lyon counties in Kansas.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer PACE to more Kansans,” explained Midland Care CEO Karren Weichert “PACE gives older adults the support they need to stay at home, in their neighborhoods, with their families. We already know of many Kansas City families who will benefit from this program.”
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Anyone interested in learning more about PACE should contact Midland Care at 913-562-9951
About Midland Care: Midland Care is a local, not-for-profit organization offering help aging at home, support for family caregivers, senior living options, end-of-life care and grief and loss services. Since 1978, Midland Care has touched lives through a range of health care services. Learn more about our work at www.midlandcare.org.