Providence ElderPlace, a care system for older adults that combines health care and social services in one place, expanded its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by opening a new center Kent.
The program offers medical care, long-term care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding or minimizing stays in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, according to a Providence news release. The new facility opened June 1 at 1404 Central Ave. S.
It is the fifth Providence PACE center in King County. The addition of this new center, called Providence ElderPlace Alder, enables expansion of the service area to serve more vulnerable, low-income seniors in South County. Seniors in Pacific and Algona now qualify for services.
The program had served a limited number of seniors at its center at 7829 South 180th St., on the Kent/Renton border. The new center allows service to expand to serve more seniors who live in Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Auburn, Maple Valley and Covington. Providence ElderPlace provides transportation from each individual’s residence to the center for medical and social services.
“Our program is growing to meet additional needs in South King County,” said Providence ElderPlace Executive Director Susan Tuller in a news release. “The power of Providence ElderPlace is that we’re able to stabilize our vulnerable senior population and keep them healthy in the community, which is where they want to be.”
Providence ElderPlace serves more than 900 seniors in its system. The PACE center will house a full medical clinic with a geriatrician, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, in addition to offering social programs. New enrollments are welcome.
The program provides primary and specialty medical care; nursing care; occupational, physical and speech therapies; social workers; family and caregiver support; in-home personal care services; prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Eligible individuals must be age 55 and older, in need of assistance with activities of daily living as determined by the state of Washington, and be able to live safely in a community setting.
Anyone interested in learning more should contact Jenny Kentta at 206-320-5325 or email@example.com.
Providence ElderPlace also has centers in South Seattle’s Rainier Valley, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle and in Redmond.