On his morning InnovAge PACE bus ride, 89-year-old Marvin looks forward to his day at the Pueblo PACE center.
He enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, and most of all, reminiscing about his time in the U.S. Air Force and career as a truck driver for 42 years. PACE is a great fit for Marvin, who is determined to maintain his mobility. After years as a truck driver, Marvin can tell you how to get anywhere in the U.S. and has likely been on every major interstate in the country. He has spent much of his life traveling, and he doesn’t plan to let his age slow him down.
Marvin comes to InnovAge as a participant in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), an alternative to nursing facilities that provides customized healthcare and social engagement to older adults to help them stay independent.
Marvin’s team of InnovAge PACE doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, physical therapists, nutritionists, home health aides, and social workers provide him with medical care and social support at the Pueblo PACE center. They work together to address all of his healthcare needs. With this support, Marvin is able to live safely in his home.
Recently Marvin fell a few times and his treatment required surgery and rehabilitation. His mobility wasn’t as good as it was, and he worried about falling again. Marvin spends five days a week at InnovAge. He attends restorative physical therapy at the PACE center to maintain his functional mobility and decrease his risk for falls.
The InnovAge Pueblo PACE center is located in the historic Bessemer neighborhood. The building was originally the Minnequa Bank of Pueblo. InnovAge retained historic aspects of the building, including rich woodwork and vaulted ceilings. The original bank vault, which can be seen in the cover photo, is used for storage and is located in the physical therapy gym.
The mission of InnovAge is to sustain and enhance the independence and quality of life for those it serves. For more information, visit www.MyInnovAge.com.
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Emma Heirendt, marketing specialist at InnovAge. To talk with a senior care expert, call 844-704-9613. TTY:711.