PACE of the Triad Will Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary

Date: June 24, 2016

Contact: Nedra Baldwin, Director of Community Engagement
336-550- 4054 office or 336-253- 1585 mobile
nedra.baldwin@pacetriad.org

On July 1, 2016, PACE of the Triad will celebrate 5 years of providing medical care and support services to older adults. Those in attendance will receive special greetings from area lawmakers including Congresswoman Alma Adams and State Senator Gladys Robinson, enjoy music, food and more as supporters reflect on accomplishments and future plans for the organization.

The event is scheduled Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:30 am at PACE of the Triad, 1471 E. Cone Blvd., Greensboro in the adult day health center. Media inquiries should contact Nedra Baldwin at 336-550- 4054 or nedra.baldwin@pacetriad.org.
 

Background

PACE, an acronym for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a Medicare program and Medicaid state option that provides community-based care and services for older adults with serious medical challenges.

Ursula Robinson, executive director said, “In the past 5 years, we have provided medical care and support services such as an adult day health program, rehab therapies, in home personal care, medical transporation, prescriptions and othermanaged health care for nearly 250 Guilford and Rockingham county residents.”

“Our main goal is to enhance the quality and life and independence for older adults who are dealing with complex medical conditions. The mission of PACE is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of older adults with serious illnesses to be cared for and remain living in the community setting or at home for as long as it is medically safe to do so.”

To be eligible for enrollment in the PACE program, individuals must be 55 years of age or older, reside in Guilford or Rockingham Counties, be able to live safely in the community at the time
of enrollment and be certified by the state of North Carolina as needing nursing home level of Care.

According to Robinson, once a person is enrolled, PACE becomes the primary care provider and covers all health care services. Participants with Medicaid and Medicare may receive services at
no additional cost, depending on income, however, if an out-of-network provider is used, the participant may be fully liable, except for emergency services.

Health care services provided and covered by PACE enrollment include, but are not limited to, attendance at the adult day health center, primary and speciality medical care, home care, medical transportation, medications and physical, occupational and speech therapies.

PACE of the Triad member organizations include, Well-Spring Retirement Community, Cone Health, Advanced Homecare and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.

For more information, view the website at www.pacetriad.org.