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AltaMed Health Services Opens Its First PACE Program in Orange County

AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health center, has opened its first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Orange County, CA, with locations in Santa Ana and Anaheim to provide comprehensive health services to frail seniors.

Neighborhood Healthcare to Open Riverside PACE

Neighborhood Healthcare will open Riverside PACE in Riverside, CA, on July 1. The 19,000-square foot facility will offer tailored health care to seniors from an interdisciplinary team specializing in aging and chronic conditions.

The PACE interdisciplinary team, which includes therapists, dietitians, social workers and home care nurses, will create a customized care plan for each participant to ensure optimal health, safety and well-being. The new center is located at 4371 Latham Street in Riverside.

White House Urges Vigilance Against Ransomware Threats

The White House has released a memo urging business executives to convene their leadership teams immediately to discuss ransomware threats and review corporate security posture and business continuity plans.

NPA Annual Conference Will Be Held Virtually

While COVID-19 deaths have started to decline significantly in the United States and vaccinations have been increasing every day for several months now, daily case numbers and death rates are still high in many areas across the United States, and emerging variants cast doubts on the safety of hosting large gatherings.

Huron Valley PACE Plans May 14 Event to Stand with Asian Americans

Huron Valley PACE will acknowledge and honor Asian Pacific Americans with a special observance on Friday, May 14. The program will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with various events, pausing at 1 p.m. ET for a moment of silence in front of its building in Ypsilanti, MI. Huron Valley asks PACE organizations around the country to participate in the moment of silence. Michigan Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-52) will visit Huron Valley PACE at 2 p.m. to tour the facility and learn about the services provided to older adults in the community.

NPA Diversity Council Adds PACE Organization Representatives

The National PACE Association (NPA) has appointed representatives from 10 PACE organizations to its new Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

NPA Launches Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The National PACE Association (NPA) has launched a Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to elevate and address issues of equity and social and racial justice.

CHA PACE Staff Among First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

As part of the hospital-based health system Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), staff at the CHA Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) were among the first health providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thirty CHA PACE staff members received the first dose of the vaccine on Dec. 18.

Special Report Highlights Flexibility and Resiliency of PACE Model in Response to Pandemic

A special report by the National PACE Association (NPA) and Altarum highlights how Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) have been effective in keeping nursing home-eligible enrollees safe in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. PACE uses an interdisciplinary team approach that enables 95 percent of its enrollees to continue to live in the community and outside of a nursing home.

Seven Members Elected to the NPA Board of Directors

Seven members have been elected to the 2021 National PACE Association (NPA) Board of Directors.

Alan Sadowsky, executive director of Palm Beach PACE, was re-elected to the board. New to the board are Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare; Sonja Love Felton, executive director of Huron Valley PACE; Grace Li, CEO of On Lok Lifeways; Marianne Ratcliffe, executive director of Piedmont Health SeniorCare; Ursula Robinson, executive director of PACE of the Triad; and Susan Waschevski, associate vice president of Operations at Stockton PACE.

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