Mrs. Janie Nichols, a participant at Carolina SeniorCare and devout Christian, hasn't been unable to attend church service in many years due to her health limitations and travel requirements. During her time at Carolina SeniorCare, she has shared with caregivers Heather Capps, Phoebe Campbell, and Lisa Shaw that she longed to attend a church service one more time and partake in a potluck dinner afterwards. Activity Coordinator Sharon Allard submitted this idea to Grant a Dream™. Director of Spiritual Life Misty Polston-York worked alongside her church, Saint Peter’s World Outreach Center in Winston Salem, to arrange for Mrs. Nichols to attend a church service and a lovely luncheon. Carolina SeniorCare team members took care of all the details to make this happen for Mrs. Nichols. Mrs. Nichols enjoyed the laughter, fellowship, and spiritual renewal from this experience. A job well done, Carolina SeniorCare team!
Grant a Dream Provides Delight for Carolina SeniorCare Participant
Governor Roy Cooper has declared September as PACE Month in North Carolina. His timely recognition comes as the state transforms the majority of its Medicaid system from fee-for-service to managed care. One of the original managed care programs in the state, he notes that "PACE is a model for managed care, having demonstrated improved health outcomes and greater satisfaction for its participants."
The National PACE Association has proclaimed September as National PACE Month, an opportunity to celebrate the work of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). This year’s theme of “Many Hands, Many Minds, One GOAL” highlights the central role of the PACE interdisciplinary team in improving the lives of participants and their family caregivers.
PACE: Many Hands, Many Minds, One Goal
For more than 3 years, Carolina SeniorCare PACE participants have shown “love of neighbor” by designing care cards for Operation Gratitude.