Kent, WA (May 28, 2020): Providence ElderPlace, a care system for older adults that combines healthcare and social services in one place, is expanding its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by opening a new center Kent. This innovative program offers medical care, long-term care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding or minimizing stays in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The new program opens June 1, 2020.
The new Providence ElderPlace center, located at 1404 Central Ave. South in Kent, is the fifth Providence PACE center in King County. The addition of this new center, called Providence ElderPlace Alder, enables expansion of Providence ElderPlace's service area to serve more vulnerable, low-income seniors in South King County. Seniors in Pacific and Algona will now qualify for Providence ElderPlace services. The program currently serves a limited number of seniors in South King County at its center at 7829 South 180th Street on the Kent/Renton border. The new center will allow service to expand to serve more seniors who live in Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Auburn, Maple Valley, and Covington. Providence ElderPlace provides transportation from each individual’s residence to the ElderPlace center for medical and social services.
"Our program is growing to meet additional needs in South King County,” said Providence ElderPlace Executive Director Susan Tuller. "The power of Providence ElderPlace is that we’re able to stabilize our vulnerable senior population and keep them healthy in the community, which is where they want to be.”
Providence ElderPlace, which serves more than 900 seniors in its system, is opening its new center in Kent to meet the growing needs of seniors who want to be able to age in place in their communities of choice. The PACE center will house a full medical clinic with a geriatrician, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, in addition to offering social programs. New enrollments are welcome.
Providence ElderPlace’s PACE program in Washington currently provides:
- Primary and specialty medical care
- Nursing care
- Occupational, physical and speech therapies
- Social workers
- Family and caregiver support
- In-home personal care services
- Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
Eligible individuals must be age 55 and over, in need of assistance with activities of daily living as determined by the state of Washington, and be able to live safely in a community setting.
Anyone interested in learning more should contact Jenny Kentta at 206-320-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providence ElderPlace PACE is an innovative program of healthcare and social services for older adults that is part of the national Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The non-profit Providence ElderPlace keeps older adults as healthy as possible in the community by providing comprehensive healthcare and social services including: primary and specialty medical care, a day health program, social work services, rehabilitation, and more. Participants can attend a Providence ElderPlace center on a regular basis and transportation is provided. The Providence ElderPlace team of health care and social service professionals and affiliates provide comprehensive integrated care to participants.
Providence ElderPlace has centers in South Seattle’s Rainier Valley, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle, in Redmond, and Kent. Participants attend the Providence ElderPlace centers on a regular basis and transportation is provided. More information is available at https://washington.providence.org/services-directory/services/e/elderplace.
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