Brandman Centers for Senior Care-PACE Program Celebrates Inaugural Recognition of National PACE Mon
For the first time, the nation will celebrate and recognize the work of Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) by establishing September as National PACE Month. PACE coordinates and provides all needed preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services to older adults allowing them to live at home in their communities.
In recognition of the first National PACE Month and National Fall Prevention Awareness Day (September 22), the Jewish Home's Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC) will celebrate with weeklong interactive fall prevention activities.; From September 18th through September 22nd, BCSC participants and staff will engage in fun and educative fall prevention workshops, activities, demos, and raffles.
The PACE model of care is a fully integrated, provider-based model that revolves around an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians, drivers, and others who provide direct care and services to meet program participant needs. Despite serving a very frail nursing home-eligible senior population, only five percent of participants are living in nursing homes at any given time. More than 90 percent of PACE participants say they are very satisfied with PACE and would refer PACE to a close friend.
Nationally, 122 PACE programs in 31 states serve more than 40,000 PACE enrollees. Currently, PACE organizations in California serve more than 7,000 participants at 37 PACE Centers and Alternative Care Sites in 12 counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. CalPACE also provides tremendous fiscal benefits to the state of California in savings of up to $19 million per year.
For more information about Brandman Centers for Senior Care and PACE, please visit our website at www.brandmanseniorcare.org or call (818) 774-8444.