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Centra PACE Holds First Annual Senior Prom

Centra PACE, in Farmville, VA, held its first annual senior prom recently.

The event “helped the participants reminisce about their past experiences and make new memories,” said Dixie McDowell, intake coordinator and social worker at Centra PACE. "It also gave their family and caregivers a chance to connect with the seniors in a positive way.”

Saint Joseph PACE Opens Sept. 1 in Indiana

Saint Joseph PACE opens on Sept. 1 in Mishawaka, IN. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) is part of the Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS).

“The strength of a community depends on the health of every individual in it, including our seniors," said Stephen Anderson, MD, chief medical officer and acting PACE medical director at SJHS. “This is a growing population that needs our attention. As a health system, we were able to answer that call.”

The Commonwealth Fund Shines Spotlight on PACE Model of Care

As part of an ongoing series on programs that aim to improve outcomes and reduce care costs for patients with complex needs, The Commonwealth Fund examined the model of care of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®).

The case study focuses on On Lok, in San Francisco, as the original program and explores the potential for the model to be adapted and spread.

Harbor Health Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony in Brockton, MA

Harbor Health Services, Inc., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony in Brockton, MA. The nonprofit public health agency administers the Elder Service Plan, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), and is working to launch its second site.

Harbor Health Elder Service Plan purchased the former Temple Beth Emunah site in October 2015. Earlier this month, renovations were begun to convert the former temple into a medical facility and day center serving the needs of frail elders in the greater Brockton area. The expected completion date is mid-2017.

PACE Listed As Resource in Booklet on Long-Distance Caregiving

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has updated its booklet, "Long-Distance Caregiving: 20 Questions and Answers."

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) are listed as a resource in the booklet, which was developed as a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying.

On Lok Names Gary Campanella As CFO and Joy Moore As Chief HR Officer

On Lok, based in San Francisco, has announced the appointment of Gary Campanella, MBA, as chief financial officer and Joy Moore as chief human resources officer.

PACE Adult Day Centers Invited to Participate in Study of LTC Providers

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has initiated the third wave of a nationally representative survey of adult day services centers, including Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), as part of its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.

The biennial study is designed to collect national and state-level information about the operational characteristics, services, participant fee revenue sources, staffing, and demographics and health status of the participants served.

InnovAge CMO Offers Tips for Caregivers to Reduce Stress and Find Time for Themselves

"Caregiving circumstances are unique and ever-changing," notes Lisa Price, MD, chief medical officer at InnovAge, a provider of health and wellness services for older adults in California, Colorado and New Mexico.

"Getting information about options in advance and planning for the future can help caregivers find that elusive time for themselves," she says.

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Element Care Celebrates Khmer Community

The Element Care Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), in Lowell, MA, recently hosted its first rooftop event to celebrate and thank the Khmer community and its leadership. More than 70 people attended the event, enjoying a Khmer buffet dinner, traditional music from a local band, and Khmer art exhibited by Chantha Khem, of Lowell.

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