Spokane, WA: 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 in Spokane. 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 opened June 1.
The new Providence ElderPlace center, located at 6018 N. Astor St., is the first PACE center in Spokane County. The addition of this new center, called Providence ElderPlace North Spokane, enables expansion of Providence ElderPlace's service area to serve more vulnerable, low-income seniors in Washington. Seniors in most of Spokane County will now qualify for Providence ElderPlace services. The program currently serves only King County residents in Western Washington and is the first one outside of King County. Providence ElderPlace provides transportation from each individual’s residence to the Providence ElderPlace center for medical and social services.
"Our program is growing to meet additional needs in Spokane 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 serves more than 900 seniors in its system. The new 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 Oscar G. Haupt at 509-482-2475 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 Spokane, 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