CARING FOR FRAIL ELDERS

Helping older adults stay independent and continue living at home.

PACE Organization of Rhode Island is a not-for-profit health plan that cares for adults age 55 and older. These older adults all have complex health needs but want to remain at home. As the insurer, provider, and coordinator of health care and wellness, PACE-RI tailors care plans to meet each participant’s individual needs through a range of service offerings. These services can be delivered in the home, at our health clinics and day centers, and beyond, providing great peace of mind for participants and their caregivers. Over the past 15 years, PACE-RI has served more than 1,000 participants across Rhode Island.

Proven Health Outcomes

The difference PACE makes.

PACE-RI has consistently shown to improve health outcomes for frail elders. Some examples include:

  • We keep our participants out of nursing homes over four years longer than a similar population not in PACE.
  • 72% of PACE participants enrolled for at least a year have not had an inpatient stay in the last year.
  • PACE-RI participants make 11% fewer visits to the Emergency Department than other Medicare recipients with similar health conditions.
  • 93% of PACE participants rate their care very favorably (good, very good, excellent).

Keeping Your Family Safe

Maintaining tight precautions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has created a very dangerous climate for older adults. At PACE-RI, we have taken clear and decisive steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus, by keeping facilities clean and safe during this health crisis. Here is a short list of steps we have taken:

Cleaning the day center 3 times/day

Cleaning bathrooms after every use

Periodic hospital grade disinfecting practices

Testing participants for COVID-19 every 2 weeks, and monitoring for symptoms daily

PACE-RI Sites

Serving communities across Rhode Island.

PACE-RI serves the entire state (except Block Island and Prudence Island) out of its four centers in…

Providence

Providence

The flagship center and headquarters for PACE-RI, founded in 2005. This site provides day center services to the most participants of any site. It is also home to PACE-RI’s administrative, operational, and clinical staff.
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Westerly

Westerly

The Adult Day Center of Westerly has been serving the Westerly area for more than 40 years. Part of the PACE-RI system since 2013, the team here offers a wide range of services and programs. Recently updated and renovated, the center provides comfort and accessibility.
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Woonsocket

Woonsocket

Added in 2016, our Woonsocket location is the fastest growing PACE site in the state. With its inviting communal spaces and outdoor mural, this site is a warm and welcoming respite for participants.
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Newport*

*Pending CMS approval

Newport*

PACE-RI partnered with St. Clare Newport in 2019 to provide day center and health care services to residents of Aquidneck Island and the surrounding area. With a beautiful building and central location, this site on the St. Clare grounds provides participants and members the perfect way to stay healthy and engaged.
*Pending CMS approval
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Featured Posts

Addressing Health Inequities in LGBTQIA+ Older Adults

June is Pride Month, and PACE-RI is celebrating the members of the LGBTQIA+ community that we welcome to our centers in every corner of the state. We are also taking this opportunity to look closer at some of the difficulties the elder LGBTQIA+ community faces. These challenges often effect people’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing,…

Female doctor consoling senior woman wearing face mask during home visit

Community-Based Care Must Take Center Stage

COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on many aspects of American life, but none more so than the living situations of older adults. Congregate living communities like nursing homes and assisted living facilities struggled to contain COVID at the outset of the pandemic. Still, these facilities exist for a good reason: to care for older adults…

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