What is PACE?

“ PACE programs help the most vulnerable seniors in the community improve their quality of life.”  PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that their participants can continue to live in the community. At the core of the PACE model is the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT): the IDT is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, home-health nurses, social workers,

Home Care Services: What to Know

There really is no place like home. And that even goes for medical services — your own living room is probably a lot more comfortable and accommodating than a hospital or doctor’s office. That’s where at-home health care comes into play. Individuals of many ages and with a variety of medical needs are recognizing the benefits home health care has to offer. If you’re looking into this solution for yourself or your loved one, we’ll cover

What is a “SNF” and What Should You Know Before Admission?

Today’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can take many different shapes and forms. As recent as ten years ago, when people referenced SNFs, they were generally talking about a traditional long term care nursing home. In recent years, the SNF model has evolved to include specialized short term rehabilitation centers, geared towards helping people return home after a serious illness, injury or operation. These centers are staffed with a team of licensed therapists, compassionate nurses and

Medicare To Provide Coverage For Individuals Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Coverage For Critical Care And Support Services For the first time, people living with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to care planning with a medical professional. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its decision to pay for cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. CMS has now made it easier for physicians to provide critical care and support services for persons living

Medicare Part D Clinics

East Senior Center | Thursdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 | 9 a.m. to noon West Senior Center | Wednesdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 30 | 9 a.m. to noon Many Part D prescription drug plans change premiums and co-pays every year.  In this clinic participants can discover if they can save money by changing their Medicare drug plan. Schedule an individual appointment with a Boulder County Medicare Counselor to review

What Does Assisted Living Cost and How to Pay For It?

One of the first questions families ask about assisted living is ‘how much does it cost?’ Many people are surprised at how affordable it is when given when given specific information about what’s included, such as; utilities, food, cooking, cleaning, entertainment, transportation and 24/7 nursing care. What does Assisted Living cost in Utah?  Communities charge anywhere from $2,000 a month to as much as $6,500, but the average is about $3,500. This amount largely depends on 3