PACE programs are designed to serve older adults who live in the community. Clients may reside in their own home or with their families, or in licensed residential facilities. We seek to begin providing services prior to the need for 24-hour supervision so that the client can benefit from preventive services in their own homes and enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
The following situations are indicators that an individual may benefit from enrolling at Providence ElderPlace:
- Fragmented medical care and supportive services
- Recent hospitalization due to illness or injury, resulting in decreased function
- Frequent falls
- A degenerative, long-term prognosis that the existing service delivery system has been unable to address
- Non-Medicaid covered needs that can be addressed by the PACE provider, whereby the end result prevents a nursing facility placement (e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy)
- Socially isolated or living alone with diagnosed dementia
- Missed medical appointments
- Involved in a day health program, but missing attendance days due to medical frailty or other circumstances
- Having difficulties with medication management
- Medically compromised with a diagnosed mental illness
- Unstable or questionable care giver situation, history of Adult Protective Services involvement
- Requiring extensive time commitment by case manager to insure client health and safety
If you are interested in making a referral to Providence ElderPlace simply call: (206) 320-5325 and ask to speak to the Intake Representative.
- ElderPlace will call client/family to explain services and set up an appointment time for either a visit to the Center or a home visit.
- The Intake Representative can conduct a home visit and explain the program in depth as well as provide written materials about services and benefits.
- If the client is interested in visiting the Center, ElderPlace can provide round trip transportation. The social visit consists of a tour of the facility by the Intake Representative and meeting the ElderPlace staff. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get a better understanding of the program.
- If the client would like to enroll, a start date is coordinated between client and/or family, case manager/social worker if applicable, the discharging entity if applicable, and ElderPlace.