For Release: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Rochester Regional Health Opens First Wayne County ElderONE Facility
ElderONE Silver Hill PACE Center will bring care to seniors in rural communities
Rochester, NY – Rochester Regional Health reinforced its commitment to bringing quality health care closer to home through the official opening of the first ElderONE facility in Wayne County. The center, named ElderONE Silver Hill, is located in Newark and for the first time, makes the PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) model of care available to seniors in Wayne and Ontario Counties.
At a PACE center, people age 55 and older who are eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or both can get highly-coordinated care, services and socialization opportunities through one place while continuing to live in their own homes without sacrificing personal independence.
“There is a significant need for medical care in rural communities, especially for senior citizens,” said Rochester Regional Health President and CEO Eric Bieber, MD. “We believe you shouldn’t have to go far to get the care you need. That’s why we’re bringing important health care services out to the communities we serve. Opening this PACE center in Newark is a game-changer for seniors who live in the area. More people are going to be able to live at home, stay healthier and enjoy a better quality of life.”
“As seniors age, their needs for medical and day to day assistance change. For those ages 55 and older with functional and medical needs, ElderONE can coordinate the care and services to address those needs in a simple and affordable way. Nothing makes us more gratified than helping seniors stay in their homes or apartments, in the communities they love,” said Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health, Home Care and Managed Long Term Care/PACE Kathy McGuire.
The ElderONE Silver Hill location is open to Wayne and Ontario County residents. In addition to basic medical care, ElderONE provides home health care, social services, prescriptions, nursing care, rehabilitation, laboratory, x-rays, transportation to and from the facility, activity programs and more.
ElderONE, the only PACE provider in Greater Rochester, began serving the region 26 years ago under the name Independent Living for Seniors. It operates three other PACE centers, all in Rochester, on Hudson Avenue, North Park Drive and Emerson Street.
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system includes five hospitals; primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers, ambulatory campuses and immediate care facilities; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health is the region’s second largest employer. Learn more at RochesterRegional.org.