InnovAge Opens PACE Center in Northern Colorado
November 27, 2015
InnovAge today announced the grand opening of its first Program of All- inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in Loveland, Colorado to serve northern Colorado’s growing need for an all-inclusive health and social support services for the elderly. InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-North represents the program’s latest expansion in Colorado as the sixth InnovAge PACE center to open in the state. The site will serve participants from Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Johnstown, Berthoud, Windsor, and the surrounding communities.
The new facility, featuring the latest in elder-care innovations, offers services such as a primary care clinic, dental care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, a therapy gym, day rooms for socialization, entertainment and education. The center will provide transportation to and from the facility and to and from medical appointments. At full capacity, the facility will serve approximately 400 aging adults with the critical services they need to live independently in their communities, and employ more than 100 people.
“Many older adults want to age in place. InnovAge’s innovative system of care meets the needs of individuals who want to remain living in their homes and communities,” said Maureen Hewitt, President and CEO of InnovAge. “The InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-North center offers all-inclusive health and social programs, in one location, to help seniors age at home with dignity, and provides caregivers a respite from the often strenuous demands of caregiving with the peace of mind that their loved ones are enjoying the best quality of life possible.”
According to the Colorado Commission on Aging, the state’s senior population is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. and is estimated to increase by more than 54 percent by the year 2021, increasing the population of senior adults age 60 years and older to more than 1.3 million.
“The expansion of InnovAge PACE to northern Colorado represents InnovAge’s ongoing commitment to our state’s growing senior population,” said Colorado State Senator John Kefalas, (D-District 14.) “The new PACE center will enhance the quality of life for seniors in Northern Colorado by empowering them to continue living as independently and safely as possible."
Emily Dawson Petersen is the Director for the new center. The InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-North is located at 1303 E. 11th St. Loveland, CO 80537 and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
InnovAge program offerings to Northern Colorado aging adults also include home care. For more information about the new PACE center in Loveland or other InnovAge services, please call toll free, 855-487-6768 (TTY available toll-free: dial 711 and request a connection to 855-487-6768). The InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-North is located at 1303 E. 11th St., Loveland, CO 80537 and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
About the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, Medicare’s national program, also known as PACE, helps qualified seniors, and age 55 and older who are living with disabilities, to live as independently as possible rather than in nursing centers. PACE organizations provide and coordinate healthcare, in-home care and a variety of support services to help aging individuals continue to live in their communities. The program also offers caregivers a respite from the often strenuous demands of caregiving.
Medicaid or Medicare beneficiaries who have a share of cost remain responsible for their individual share of cost. Participants without Medicaid or Medicare pay a monthly premium to cover long term care and a premium for Medicare Part D drugs. PACE organizations are regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
About InnovAge Home Care (IHC)
Serving Colordao since 1969, InnovAge Home Care provides compassionate, professional in-home serivces, information and support to help aging individuals live safely and comfortabale at home. IHC benefits aging individuals, their families, healtcare professionals and comminty service providers. Skilled medical and non-medical personal care services are available across the Front Range.
InnovAge empowers seniors and caregivers by creating a personalized roadmap for aging based on an individual’s unique and evolving needs. As a leader in senior care, InnovAge guides and offers tailored solutions for aging adults and their families, with the goal of keeping loved ones independent for as long as possible in their own homes. InnovAge has supported and cared for thousands of seniors since 1991 and currently operates in Colorado, New Mexico, and California. In addition to the PACE program, InnovAge also offers in-home care services, healthcare and day programs, care management, memory loss programs and affordable senior housing. Services vary by location.