NEWS

Community Care Partners with UCC in Wisconsin

The United Community Center (UCC) will open its Adult Day Center in Milwaukee to participants at Community Care PACE.

"The United Community Center is the premier provider of family and social services for the Hispanic community, and we're excited to give our PACE participants the opportunity to experience this great organization and its outstanding programs," said Kenneth Munson, CEO of Community Care.

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World War II Veteran Shares Stories at Mountain Empire PACE

World War II veteran Richard Stewart, 91, enjoys talking about his military experience with friends and staff at Mountain Empire PACE, in Big Stone Gap, VA, where he is a participant.

"Every time he comes to the center, he has a new story to tell us," says program coordinator Donna Mahan. "It's just remarkable what he can remember."

WCYB in Virginia featured Steward recently in a special Veterans Day segment.

Senior CommUnity Care in the Spotlight

Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina was featured on Raleigh TV station FOX 50 recently.

Marketing manager Kimberley Ladue appeared on the program with participant Patricia Waldron.

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Midland Care PACE Expands in Kansas

Midland Care Connection, based in Topeka, KS, is expanding its PACE program to Lyon, Marshall and Nemaha counties.

“Seniors want to stay in their home because they love the community,” said Laura Burton, communications coordinator at Midland Care. "PACE offers an opportunity to help seniors do that."

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Focus on Caregivers at Total Senior Care

This month, caregivers are sharing their stories of family members enrolled at Total Senior Care in Olean, NY.

“I’m incredibly impressed,” said caregiver Carl Snyder. “It’s not just the facility, but the staff. They’re acutely aware of the needs of the seniors.”

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President Obama Signs PACE Innovation Act

President Obama signed the PACE Innovation Act (PIA) into law last night. The new law will allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop pilot projects based on the successful model of care of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®).

Brad Alley Appointed Regional Vice President of Operations at InnovAge

Brad Alley, MBA, has been appointed regional vice president of operations at InnovAge, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) based in Denver, CO.

Alley has served as the vice president of finance at InnovAge for the past five years. He has more than 20 years of experience in operational finance, business strategy, and financial management of teams and processes. Prior to his tenure at InnovAge, he was a senior manager for Jeppesen Sanderson, a Boeing Company, where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis and business operations.

Rebecca Hille Is the NPA 2015 Outstanding Nurse of the Year

A Community Care nurse who has a history of becoming the emotional support to those who are fighting sickness all alone has been named 2015 Outstanding Nurse of the Year by the National PACE Association (NPA) Nursing Consortium. Rebecca Hille, a nurse at the Community Care Vliet Center, in Milwaukee, was awarded the highest NPA nursing honor at an awards luncheon on Oct. 20 during the NPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Commonsense Approach to Elder Care Includes PACE

"Increasing the number of eligible seniors gaining access to Senior Care Options (SCO), Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and adult day health programs will improve their health, allow most to remain in their homes longer, and delay budget increases resulting from a growing nursing home population," said David Forsberg and Richard Moore in the “As I See It” column on Telegram.com.

Emily Dawson Petersen Named Center Director in Colorado

Emily Dawson Petersen has been named center director at InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-North. InnovAge is the second largest provider of PACE services in the country.

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