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WELCOME TO SENIOR COMMUNITY CARE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina is a comprehensive health care program for seniors living in select counties in Wake, Durham, and Granville counties and is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, also called PACE.
Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina is for:
- Seniors who want to live at home but need support.
- Caregivers caring for elders living at home.
- Health professionals who want to help elders living at home remain at home.
As a PACE Provider, Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina helps people live independently at home with a high quality of life. Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina and PACE provide health care in the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes.
A PACE participant receives comprehensive care for their health and social needs through the program, coordinated by a multidisciplinary care team. Services can include primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, adult day services, home care services, mental health and social services, skilled therapies if needed, and nursing home and hospital care. Participants require a nursing level of care and are able to live safely in the community with the help of supportive services.
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) delivers all needed medical and supportive services. The program provides the entire spectrum of care and services to seniors while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible.
The PACE model of care can be traced to the early 1970s. The Chinatown-North Beach community of San Francisco saw the pressing needs of families whose elders had immigrated from Italy, China and the Philippines for long-term care services. On Lok Senior Health Services, a nonprofit corporation, was the first to create a community-based system of care in San Francisco.
There are over 150 PACE providers like Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina nationwide.
The average PACE program participant is 77 years old, has 5.8 medical conditions and is limited in roughly three activities of daily living. Despite a high level of care needs, more than 95 percent of PACE participants are able to continue to live in the community. (Source: www.npaonline.org) *By clicking this link you will be leaving the Senior Community Care of NC Website.
PACE serves people who are age 55 or older. They must be certified by their state to need nursing home care. They must also be able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area.
Please visit our PACE Center to inquire about eligibility, services and becoming a participant. For our location, please see our Services section. You can also call our PACE Enrollment Team at 919.425.3050.
Yes. We provide transportation to and from the PACE Center. Not only is transportation provided between the participant’s home and the Center, but also to medical appointments.
No. The average participant attends the Center about three days a week.
We offer all heath care related services based on individualized needs, allowing the participant ability to continue living in the community, cost savings and much more. For a complete list of services that Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina provides, please visit our Services section.
Yes. All prescription and over-the-counter drugs deemed necessary by the PACE care team are covered by Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina.
Not at this time. When a person enrolls in Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina, he or she is assigned a primary care physician who is part of a care team skilled in treating seniors. This primary care physician works with the team to coordinate all services a participant receives.
We support your family members and other caregivers with training, support groups and respite care. This helps families keep their loved ones in the community.
A participant is free to dis-enroll from our program and resume their benefits in the traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.
You can volunteer at our PACE Health Center. Contact us at 919.425.3000 for details.