"Before I Found PACE" is a new video series that is part of the PACE 2.0 initiative, which is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health. The series illustrates the need for expanding Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) through the stories and words of PACE participants and caregivers.

Video 7: Bernadette Jenson, St. Paul's PACE, San Diego, CA

The seventh video in the series tells the story of Bernadette Jensen, who was homeless for years before enrolling in St. Paul’s PACE in San Diego. St. Paul’s PACE is part of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a coalition of organizations that address homelessness in the city. Jenson receives health care and other services from the PACE program, which partnered with Father Joe’s Villages to provide her with housing.

Video 6: Charles Laughery, St. Paul's PACE, San Diego, CA

The sixth video features Charles Laughery, a San Diego resident who, along with his wife and three daughters, cares for his mother, Jean, who has dementia and requires 24-hour supervision. Jean is a participant at St. Paul's PACE, which provides caregiver support to her family.

Video 5: Cassandra Jefferson, Alexian Brothers Community Services, Chattanooga, TN

The fifth video features Cassandra Jefferson, who faced increasing challenges trying to maintain her job while providing care for her mother after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her mother is now a participant at Alexian Brothers Community Services, which provides caregiver support to Jefferson.

Video 4: Terri Ann and Leon Dirteater, Cherokee Elder Care

The fourth video in the series features Terri Ann and Leon Dirteater, of rural Tahlequah, OK, and the services they receive from Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe. After having a stroke, Terri Ann enrolled in the PACE program to receive health and social services. Her husband receives support as her caregiver.

Video 3: Khaadija Shabazz, Caregiver at PACE of Southeast Michigan

The third video features Khaadija Shabazz, who has cared for her mother since she was diagnosed with dementia. She enrolled her mother in PACE of Southeast Michigan, which provides assistance that allows Shabazz to keep her mother living independently in the community. 

Video 2: Rita Bergman, Caregiver at Cherokee Elder Care

The second video highlights the experience of Rita Bergman, of rural Tahlequah, OK, who has two relatives enrolled in Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe. The PACE model of care addresses the needs of family caregivers to improve the quality of their lives. 

Video 1: Ronald Hanz, Participant at Cherokee Elder Care

The first video in the series features Ronald Hanz, of Tahlequah, OK, who battled addiction and homelessness before enrolling at Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe.

 

 

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