PACE Your LIFE Continues to Grow
by Terry Rogers, www.milfordlive.com
Opening in Milford Wellness Village during the summer of 2022, PACE Your LIFE offers all-inclusive care for the elderly and, since they opened their doors, the program has continued to grow.
“The number of people attending our day center is growing each month,” Lisa Bond, program director, said. “In February, we look forward to celebrating Black History Month with a number of activities that highlight the contributions of African Americans to the United States. We are offering a Valentine’s Day party and trips to the bowling alley and the Milford Museum in addition to our regularly offered activities such as morning exercise, chair yoga, music trivia, Bingo, Pokeno, arts and crafts, and baking.”
According to Bond, when a patient enrolls in PACE Your LIFE, they work with their own professional care team. The team assists in determining the package of services that best meet the needs of that individual so they can improve and/or maintain their health. The plan also allows them to remain independent in the community for as long as possible. Primarily, services are provided in the PACE Day Center, but they may also be performed in the home or within the PACE community network.
“PACE Your LIFE is the only program of all-inclusive care to serve Kent and Sussex counties,” Bond said. “Seniors in the Milford area can now receive the same comprehensive medical and social services that have been available to other seniors in Delaware for 10 years. Each participant receives a plan of care that is specific to them. Services may include day center attendance for socialization and activities, primary care, home health, transportation services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social services and nutritional programming. Additionally, we pay for medical expenses such as prescriptions, lab tests, specialty physician care, inpatient services and emer- gency medical services.”
Bond explained that PACE Your LIFE could not be successful without the great employees and the support of local community, health systems and specialty physicians.
“We are currently recruiting employees and contract- ed healthcare providers to become part of our network,” Bond said. “If you are interested in providing comprehensive community based care to help seniors age in place, please consider joining our team.”
In addition to paid staff, PACE Your LIFE is also looking for a volunteer to do bible study as well as a stylist and/or barber to provide services in the center salon. Anyone who is interested in joining the PACE Your LIFE program as a participant, employee, provider or volunteer, call 302-865-3565 or visit their website.