AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — “Coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in the community,” is the motto of the National PACE Association (NPA).
139 organizations operate Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) programs in 31 states, including The Basics at Jan Werner in Amarillo.
“[PACE] is a program that’s designed to help frail elders live independently in the community instead of having to go into a nursing home or other type of care setting,” said Krissy Hurt, the executive director at Jan Werner. “All of our participants actually meet nursing home eligibility, but they are choosing, or their families are choosing, to keep them at home. They want to get all of their health care in the community instead of having to be in a nursing home.”