Aging in Place Center Provides One-Stop-Shop for Home Care
A Michigan-based non-profit organization is developing a new senior care facility in Saginaw Township that will enable seniors to age in place by offering a range of services such as in-home care, as well as pharmaceutical and therapeutical needs, MLive reports.
A&D Charitable Foundation, of Saginaw, MI, held a groundbreaking last week for the new Great Lakes PACE center, which it intends will be an alternative to traditional nursing home living.
PACE is an acronym for Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly and the new development looks to provide just that.
The center will primarily serve adults age 55 and older living in Michigan’s Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties, with transportation services available to those that need them.
Monday through Friday, older adults can visit the center to do a number of things, such as see their primary care doctor, receive physical therapy, talk to a social worker and access home health care services via A&D Home Health Care, Inc.
Officials associated with the development of the project expect 60 to 70 positions will be available at the center for registered nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, pharmacists and physicians.
Construction on the Great Lakes PACE project is anticipated for a November completion. Once operational, the center will have the capacity to serve 225 individuals.
Written by Jason Oliva