PACE for Black Lives: Period of Reflection on June 19

The National PACE Association (NPA) applauds Huron Valley PACE, located in Ypsilanti, MI, for its efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The National PACE Association and the NPA Executive Committee encourage all individuals in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) to join in on Friday, June 19, for a period of reflection in support of black lives.

The period of reflection will begin at noon ET.

CHA PACE Conducts Training to Treat COVID-Positive Patients in the Community

CHA PACE is training nursing, rehabilitation and provider staff to care for its first COVID-positive patients returning to the community after a hospital stay. Susan Donnelly, director of Operations, and Kathryn Tylander, manager of Quality, are conducting the training.

As of April 12, 76 of the 469 participants at CHA PACE have been tested for COVID-19. Forty-two test results were positive, 28 were negative, and six tests are pending. Of the positive cases, 35 reside in nursing homes, seven are hospitalized, and five passed away. One of the pending cases has passed away.

Samira Beckwith to Receive Women of Distinction Award

Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, has been inducted into the Hall of Honor in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living.

The awards program, in its second year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living and skilled nursing professions or have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields.

“The dedication and commitment shown by our Hall of Honor recipients truly sets them apart,” said McKnight’s editorial director John O’Connor.

Rubén Alicea Appointed Director of Community Engagement and Enrollment for Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City

Rubén Alicea has been appointed director of Community Engagement and Enrollment at Lutheran Senior LIFE, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) based in Jersey City, NJ. With more than 30 years of state government leadership and nonprofit executive experience, he will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day marketing operations, the enrollment process and community outreach.

Fallon Health Opens Summit ElderCare in Worcester, MA

Community leaders, older adults and family caregivers joined Fallon Health on Oct. 18 to open its newest Summit ElderCare® location in Worcester, MA. The state-of-the-art center replaces the original site, which opened nearly 25 years ago.

Gary and Mary West PACE Opens in San Diego North County

A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) has come to North County of San Diego with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the nonprofit Gary and Mary West PACE in San Marcos, CA. Established with a grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the nearly 20,000-square foot center offers high-quality, comprehensive and coordinated health care, social services and support for vulnerable seniors with chronic care needs who want to successfully age in place rather than in a nursing home.

NPA Announces Election Results for 2020 Board of Directors

Seven members have been elected to the 2020 National PACE Association (NPA) Board of Directors. Re-elected were Philip Chuang, senior vice president of Clinical Services at Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, CA, and Laura Wagner, senior PACE advisor at Element Care in Lynn, MA.

'PACE Setters' Lead the Way to Accelerated Growth and Access

The first two quarters of 2019 saw Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) nationally serve an additional 1,834 participants, bringing the total estimated number of participants to 50,955 in June. For these new participants, PACE growth means a higher quality of life and care, with fewer hospitalizations, emergency room visits and nursing home stays.

Amer Syed, MD, Named Medical Director at Lutheran Senior LIFE

Amer K. Syed, MD, FACP, has been appointed the new medical director at Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City, NJ. He will direct and supervise all clinical aspects of care for participants, lead the interdisciplinary care team, and oversee the effectiveness of service delivery.

Lutheran Senior LIFE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) that delivers health care services to Hudson County seniors with chronic care needs.

LIFE Geisinger Lewistown Celebrates Official Opening

LIFE Geisinger celebrated the official opening of its new location in Lewistown, PA, on May 1.

The first 10 participants in the program joined medical director Richard Martin, MD, director Robert McQuillan and LIFE staff members in marking the special occasion.

LIFE Geisinger offers specialized services to help seniors live independently.

The unique and innovative program for older adults is designed to give them the support they need to live at home.


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