St. Bernards Total Life Healthcare, in conjunction with National PACE Month in September, invites media and interested families to see firsthand why Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provide an ideal option for keeping seniors independent in their own homes and cared for. The theme for the month is “PACE: This is the Place for Me.”
St. Bernards Total Life Healthcare was the first established PACE program in Arkansas, opening in 2008. For 14 years, Total Life Healthcare (TLH) has provided comprehensive health services with the goal of keeping seniors independent and well in the community. TLH’s interdisciplinary team is dedicated to keeping services and care up-to-date, meeting each morning to discuss the priorities of individuals, ensuring the best managed care possible.
What is PACE?
PACE is a wholly integrated, coordinated, person-centered, provider led, capitated and fully risk-bearing model of care. Driven by the objective of maintaining the independence of program participants in their homes and communities for as long as possible, PACE programs are the lifelines that enable frail older Americans to live at home instead of in a nursing facility. Ninety-five percent of participants live safely in the community.
The National PACE Association (NPA) works to advance the efforts of PACE programs, which coordinate and provide preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in the community. The PACE model of care is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
To find out more about St. Bernards Total Life Healthcare, call 870.207.7500 or visit http://stbtlh.com/.