PACE @ HOME: A Community Model for All-Inclusive Care
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs provide comprehensive medical and social services for older adults who wish to stay active and engaged in their home and community setting rather than reside in a skilled care nursing home. With fees provided by Medicare and Medicaid, PACE programs are nationwide with locations in 32 states and serving more than 60,000 older adults. In this episode host Frances S. Hall Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity is joined by AJ Kerley, Director of Professional Relations at PACE@Home, Hickory, NC
This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.
AJ Kerley is the Director of Professional Relations at PACE@Home, Hickory, NC. AJ has worked in various aspects of health care for her entire career, helping seniors and their caregivers access community resources, develop plans of care and flourish in their chosen environments. She has been involved with PACE for 7 years. Full transparency, PACE in Hickory is the sponsor for all our ACAP podcasts, and we are extremely grateful for their affirmation of ACAP and support of our podcasts.
While providing care for her mother, Frances S. Hall, Founder, and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity began ACAP as a monthly educational support program for fellow faculty and staff on a small NC university campus, then transitioned the program into a nationally unique, community-impact nonprofit model in 2012. With a master’s degree in higher education administration and a 30+-year career in higher education and nonprofits, Frances continues to lead the growing organization as it continues to provide information, resources support, and community for adult children and others who care for older loved ones.