PACE provides community care for seniors who are frail, allowing them to remain in their homes and communities for much longer than they would without such a community-based program.
While PACE centers have been around for a while—the first one was established in San Francisco in the early 1970s—they are just now becoming well-known in the Southeast. Everyone wins: the participants receive quality, community-based care, transportation, medical services, nutrition, and social services, and are able to remain in their own homes longer; caregivers and family members are relieved from daily care duties; and PACE providers benefit from keeping participants healthy. Studies have shown that PACE programs are actually more cost-effective than nursing home care, not to mention improving the quality of life for participants.
SHG is delighted to be working on this innovative collaboration with the PACE program. See our Resources page for more information on PACE.