If you are reading this, you probably already know that PACE provides comprehensive health care and services that allow individuals 55 years and older who qualify for nursing facility level of care to remain in the community with their friends and family. But lots of people don't know this, and they don't have access to PACE where they live.
That's why the NC PACE Association works diligently to make PACE available across the state, while we also focus on
educating and building awareness for our current programs. We know that PACE provides better care, an improved quality of life and is cost-effective.
Over the past couple of months, Executive Director
has presented professional development workshops for the state's o
ptions counselors, t
ransitions coordinators, a
ging ombudsmen and
the NC Seniors Health Insurance Information program (SHIIP).
She is also sharing information about PACE at the legislatively mandated Dual Eligibles Advisory Committee, which is assisting NC DHHS as it develops a long-term strategy to cover dual eligibles under Medicaid reform.
As a result, we're already seeing an uptick in calls mentioning they were referred by one of these agencies!