New center helps seniors meet community health care needs



FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – Northeast Indiana Aging and Home Services (AIHS) has announced the opening of their new PACE (All Inclusive Care Programs for the Elderly) center.

PACE programs coordinate and provide all preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services needed so that participants can continue to live in the community. AIHS. The former AIHS headquarters at 2927 Lake Ave has been transformed into the PACE Center and has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the State of Indiana to operate.

This new location marks the fifth PACE Center in Indiana. A partnership between AIHS and Parkview Health has enabled PACE participants to receive “the best clinical and social care in our region”.

The program helps people 55 and older meet their health care needs in the community instead of having to go to a nursing home or other care facility. Through the interdisciplinary team, AIHS said PACE programs provide care in clinical and social settings and even include prescriptions, transportation and meals. Care and services can be provided at home, in the community or at the PACE center.

“We are honored to be able to offer an innovative model of integrated care to residents of the region. The PACE program provides peace of mind to families and seniors, particularly those with significant care needs by offering the full continuum of care and services to seniors while maintaining their autonomy in their own lives.
home for as long as possible, ”said Connie Benton Wolfe, President and CEO of AIHS.

To become a PACE of Northeast Indiana participant, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 55 and over
  • Living in the PACE service area
  • Qualify for Nursing Home Level of Care
  • Being able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE services

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