Centra PACE – Farmville

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Centra PACE – Farmville

The Centra PACE mission is to enhance life for older adults with chronic needs by providing care and services from a team of compassionate, qualified professionals. PACE strives to achieve this mission by empowering participants to live in their homes and in the community for as long as it is medically and socially safe.

What is PACE?

PACE is national program of  comprehensive care for adults 55 years of age and older who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement, prefer to stay at home and have an assessment indicating that living at home with the support of the PACE program is a safe alternative.  PACE promotes independence and the highest levels of functioning while allowing choice and dignity for members and their families.

Comprehensive services are delivered by a team of professionals made up of a primary care physician, registered nurses, a masters level social worker, health aides, transportation personnel, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and recreation/activity personnel. The team works with participants and their families to develop a tailored plan of care which is monitored closely and updated as needed.

PACE participants can be picked up from their home each morning and brought to the PACE Center. They participate in social activities, eat a hot lunch with friends, and receive medical assistance as needed from a dedicated, compassionate care team. At the end of the day, the PACE van takes the participants back home to enjoy family, friends and the surroundings they know and love.

Centra PACE provides a range of services twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. Primary medical care from doctors, nurses and therapists is provided at the Centra PACE Center Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Medical care and transportation to and from specialists
  • Adult day care
  • Hospital care (as needed and coordinated by the PACE interdisciplinary care team)
  • Prescription medicines
  • Vision, hearing, and dental care
  • Rehabilitation and therapy services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Outpatient medical services: lab work, x-rays and other tests will be scheduled for you as needed
  • Mental health care
  • Home care and nutritional services
  • Respite services
  • Support from our interdisciplinary care team
  • 24-hour on-call physician services
  • Meals
  • Personal emergency response
  • Wheelchair-accessible transportation

Participants may be fully liable for the cost of services obtained without the authorization of the PACE Team (except for emergency services).