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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.

Secret to PACE Success: People

"The secret to PACE’s success lies in people – such as our medical director Dr. James F. Pedulla, who has been with EBNHC since 1988. Several other key clinic staff have been with the program for more than a decade," states Manny Lopes, president and CEO of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.

"That longevity builds trust, as does the fact that many staff live in the communities we serve and are thus motivated both by their professional calling and their desire to help neighbors," he said.

PALPA Announces New Management

The Pennsylvania LIFE Providers Alliance (PALPA) has hired DeBrunner & Associates to provide strategic leadership in government relations and association management consulting services.

PALPA members operate the Pennsylvania Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) program.

Kissito PACE: A Nursing Home Alternative

Half of the people in nursing homes could function outside them with the right support, estimates Tom Clarke, president and CEO of Kissito Healthcare, in a profile of Kissito PACE that appears in the September/October issue of The Roanoker.

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