PACE Southeast Michigan is an all-inclusive senior care center with two locations in the city of Detroit. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is funded primarily through Medicare and Medicaid by per member per month payments that cover services.
PACE Southeast Michigan was founded in 1994 and is a non-profit organization jointly owned by Henry Ford Health System and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. The goal of PACE is to keep seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible.
Participants receive their medical care in clinics located at the Day Health Centers as well as home visits. A variety of other services are provided, including but not limited to, physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health, pharmaceuticals, meals and nutritional counseling, transportation, dental, durable medical goods, audiology, and recreational activities.
PACE Southeast Michigan delivers these services through a unique client-focused and integrated team-based approach, allowing individuals to live in their communities independently with higher quality of life.
Benefits of the program include:
• Healthier and more fulfilling lives for seniors
• Efficient delivery of high-quality care
• Coordination of medicines
• Comprehensive and integrated medical care
• Socialization opportunities through recreational therapy and organized events
• Ability for seniors to live in their homes longer
• Collaborative team care with a high attention to details
• Demonstrated cost savings
PACE Southeast Michigan currently has two Day Health Centers located in College Park in Northwest Detroit and the Thome Rivertown Neighborhood with an alternative care site in Warren planned for October. There are also plans to open additional sites in southern Oakland County and western Wayne County over the next few years.
With new President and CEO, Mary Kummer Naber, the program has experienced substantial growth. Known for her passion and teamwork, Naber is bringing new energy to the organization. Promoting the quality of life for the participants is the top goal, and everyone on staff contributes.
“The support and services we provide allow older adults to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible,” said Naber. “Our interdisciplinary team proactively communicates and coordinates holistic care to prevent avoidable emergency visits, hospitalizations and nursing home placements, thus providing higher quality care at a lower cost for this very frail population. PACE Southeast Michigan is the best-kept secret in health care for seniors who want to remain independent and need supportive, comprehensive care.”
The Detroit locations represent two of eight current PACE sites in Michigan, with two more planned statewide. To learn more visit PACE Southeast Michigan or theMichigan Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to see related articles on PACE programs in Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon.
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