The Great Lakes PACE program has been open since May 1, 2015. They assist those with failing health and other needs wishing to remain in their homes. A nursing home is no longer the only option for those who are aging with health problems. There are more choices. PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. A holistic style is used for meeting the health needs of enrollees. Their team includes doctors, nurses, physical-occupational-recreational therapists, social workers, a dietitian, a transportation coordinator and a center manager. PACE provides medical and nursing care in their on-site clinic.
Other services include pharmacy, lab, therapy day care, meals and more. There is transportation to and from the PACE center for Adult Day Health or medical appointments. Aides are scheduled to help in the home if needed. PACE participants are responsible for the cost of medical services received from out-of-network providers without prior approval- except for emergencies.
Great Lakes PACE is offered to those who are 55 years or older and meet the medical and financial guidelines. They cover most of the Great Lakes Bay Region and a few nearby areas which are known by zip codes. (See below). Many may choose a nursing home due to being uninformed of other choices. Two Intake Coordinators at Great Lakes PACE will answer your questions. Their role is to provide you with information about this beneficial program.
Jason Lucina is their Outreach Marketing Specialist. He can connect with medical professionals, local churches and other community organizations to offer informational sessions. Individual or group tours are available on a walk in basis. Evening tours arranged if needed. Call to schedule a lunch tour for yourself or a group of any size. Help to empower the seniors of our community to make informed decisions about their future. Great Lakes PACE offers more choices for seniors. Contact them at 989 272-7610, for more information.
Visit their website at greatlakespace.org.
Great Lakes PACE services are available in Saginaw, Bay, Shiawassee, Gratiot, Tuscola and in Midland County at the following zip codes:
48640, 48642, 48620, 48623, 48626, 48637, 48662, 48460