Rhode Island is home to a growing population of older adults. As the community of older adults grows, those folks need help remaining healthy and vibrant into their later years. For elders with complex medical conditions, a common solution is moving to a nursing home for constant care.
Nursing homes have on-call staff who deliver needed care and support to older adults regardless of the time of day or night. But what about older adults who have complex health needs, but are still well enough to live at home? That is where PACE can help.
PACE (Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a health plan designed to keep older adults living at home in their community for as long as possible. Our approach combines comprehensive care plans with day center and social services to enable older adults to remain independent and vibrant as they age.
The Health Plan for Your Lifestyle
PACE brings together a variety of clinical disciplines to ensure our participants get the medical care they need. Our approach combines these professionals into one interdisciplinary team, which looks at the whole picture of a participant’s health. Some of the members of the interdisciplinary team include:
- Primary care doctors
- Nurses and CNAs
- Social workers
- Transportation managers
- Life enrichment staff
- Physical therapists
The PACE-RI team takes the time to understand each participant’s needs and health goals. With this tailored approach, we are able to keep older adults out of nursing homes for more than four years on average. That means more quality time spent with family at home.
We are so confident in our team’s track record that we offer free consultations for potential participants. The enrollment team at PACE-RI will work with you to find out if you may be eligible for our health plan, and how much of the cost would be covered by the state. Best of all, we take both Medicare and Medicaid recipients.
Flexibility for Your Life
Health plans for older adults need to provide a broad range of services to care to their members. But when emergencies occur, they also need to be able to adapt as circumstances change. As a proven nursing home alternative, PACE-RI has shown that our flexibility is second to none.
The PACE model allows our organization to stay at the forefront of any crisis, and address our participants’ needs accordingly. Our clinical team did just that during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. PACE centers adapted their services to keep participants safe at home, providing care and needed medical supplies. That flexibility has helped keep PACE participants out of nursing homes for about 5 years on average.
The Care That’s Right for You
Health care can be a difficult area to navigate, especially for older adults. With medications to manage and appointments to keep, it can seem overwhelming. That’s why PACE-RI takes care of everything. Just like the team that would be provided by a nursing home, our clinicians ensure your health outcomes are met and your care addresses your needs.
At PACE-RI we serve participants with a variety of medical needs and backgrounds. Our facilities are designed to accommodate older adults with complex health conditions, and we work with specialists when needed. With transportation to and from the day center and prescriptions delivered to your door, our team makes it easy to stay healthy and remain in the community. We serve all of Rhode Island, including these areas:
- Providence, RI
- East Providence, RI
- Pawtucket, RI
- Cranston, RI
- Warwick, RI
- Woonsocket, RI
- Westerly, RI
- Newport, RI
If you or a loved one are thinking about moving to a nursing home but would rather continue living at home, call PACE-RI today. We understand what it takes to live safely at home.