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The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for PACE Your Life on Wednesday, June 21st at 11 AM. The event was held at 21 West Clarke Avenue, Suite 1010 in Milford. Chamber members and friends joined the PACE Your Life team to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

“We are very proud of our growth over the last year,” Erin Steele, Director of Marketing and Enrollment, said. “Not only do we have more participants, but we have grown our team of employees and specialty providers.”

PACE Your Life is a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly that was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in May 2022. PACE Your Life’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the local 55 and older community by offering an alternative model of care that is person-centered with the goal of allowing their participants to remain living and thriving in the community for as long as possible. They work hard to reduce hospitalizations and nursing home placement by offering comprehensive home and community-based medical and social care.

PACE Your Life Milford utilizes an all-inclusive health plan combined with medical and social services. They have a center in the Milford Wellness Village where they provide services including but not limited to physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care, primary medical care, emergency care, socialization, meals, transportation, medication management and 24/7 on-call service. Care can be provided at the center in Milford, in the participant’s home or in the community through their network of contract providers.

“Based on feedback from our participants, we have opened a salon and are partnering with a local stylist to provide services like haircuts, color and perms right in the center,” Steele said. “We have been using feedback from participants to improve programming which led us to hire a recreational therapist who uses recreation to reduce anxiety, stress and depression.”

PACE programs are national programs that are highly regulated by the state in which the program resides, as well as by CMS. Much preparation, time and work go into opening a PACE program with rigorous reviews and audits prior to receiving approval. In the past year, PACE Your Life in Milford has grown and they expect continual growth.

by Terry Rogers, Milford Live – https://milfordlive.com/pace-your-life-celebrates-one-year-anniversary/