MEETING THE NEEDS OF SENIORS WHO WISH TO AGE AT HOME
ElderONE – Rochester General Health System’s alternative to nursing home placement – is expanding its services with the opening of the North Park ElderONE PACE Center at 355 North Park Drive in Rochester. The launch of the center was celebrated at a dedication ceremony on Thursday, February 20.
Formerly known as Independent Living for Seniors, ElderONE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and has been approved by New York State as a Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) program. By providing highly coordinated services from a single comprehensive care team, ElderONE enables participants to remain in their own homes and maintain their independence without compromising their medical care or safety. Seniors ages 55+ in need of health care and assistance in the home may be eligible for enrollment in order to avoid nursing home placement.
The North Park ElderONE PACE Center provides a full range of services, including access to on-site board-certified geriatricians and primary care physicians; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social work; recreational therapy; spiritual groups; and nutritional services, including hot meals. Transportation to and from the PACE Center is included as part of the ElderONE program. Similar services are also provided at the original ElderONE PACE Center, located at 2066 Hudson Street in Irondequoit.
“This is an important milestone in the growth of ElderONE,” said Kathryn McGuire, RGHS senior vice president for behavioral health, long term care and senior services. “As the demand for high quality managed long-term care continues to increase, this second PACE Center allows our program to provide high-quality services to even more participants in need.”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) formally approved additional services at the North Park Center at the end of last year, with a January 1, 2014 start date.
For more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, please call (585) 922-2831