General Information

PACE CNY has been providing services since 1997. It is one of only 115 PACE providers in 32 states.

PACE CNY, provides a convincing blueprint for the future of eldercare, where an interdisciplinary team approach to senior care can actually improve quality of life in a cost effective manner.

The potential for improving quality of life is remarkable when you consider national PACE statistics, which mirror Loretto’s experience locally. A full 68 percent of older adults in the PACE program are 75 years and older. They have an average of 8 diagnosed medical conditions including ailments like hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, dementia (45 percent, with another 30 percent showing cognitive impairment) and coronary artery disease.

At the heart of the PACE model is a team of geriatric healthcare specialists that provides in-depth evaluations and individualized care plans for each participant. Daily meetings allow the team to closely observe and manage all health and long-term care services for each individual. While nursing homes will always have a place in the total mix of services, families are often unaware of other options. Now, PACE CNY is your most flexible option!

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) conduct bi-annual surveys to ensure a high quality of care.

Setting the Pace since 1997

A program of Loretto in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

Goal

As people age they may develop chronic health problems that often times make it difficult for them to live as independently as they want. The cost of medical care threatens their financial security. Isolation endangers their emotional well being. They and their families become increasingly concerned about how long they will be able to manage living at home.

PACE CNY offers a complete range of health and health-related services, all designed to keep you living in your own community and in your home as long as feasible. PACE CNY is a long-term care managed care program. Enrollment is voluntary.

The PACE CNY model consolidates care and financing to meet the needs of nursing home eligible elderly persons. The features of the model are:

  • To provide an alternative to nursing home placement
  • To maintain the frail elderly in their homes and/or community as long as medically and socially feasible
  • To maximize the independence of the frail elderly and enrich their quality of life by optimizing their functional ability
  • To place emphasis on prevention and wellness, reducing the likelihood of a lengthy hospital or nursing home stay
  • To use an interdisciplinary approach for care to provide comprehensive medical/social services
  • To provide a continuum of services under a capitated rate

We are dedicated to providing a personalized approach to your care so that you, your family, and our health care staff can know each other well and work efficiently on your behalf.

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History

The PACE model was pioneered by On Lok, a community based non-profit agency in San Francisco, California. The model evolved over a period of fifteen years in response to community needs. By 1983 On Lok was operating a comprehensive, consolidated program with capitation financing from Medicare and Medicaid. On Lok’s success led to the federal government replicating this model under the name Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

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Philosophy

The philosophy of the program is to maintain participants (PACE CNY program enrollees) in the community for as long as medically and socially feasible. Continued community residence, independence, family support and minimal disruption of the older person’s life are the guiding precepts.

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Special Features

PACE CNY is a special program authorized by New York State and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to provide an alternative to those elders who prefer not to move into a nursing home, but whose medical problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without the help from doctors, nurses, social workers, and other caregivers.

If you decide to join PACE CNY you will be enrolling in a managed long-term care plan. Managed care is a way to provide you with all the health and long-term care services you need from one responsible program. Our program will coordinate all your health and long-term care needs through its doctors, nurses, personal care attendants, home health aides, therapists and other members of the PACE CNY interdisciplinary team. We will provide you with a list of all providers in the PACE CNY plan. If you choose PACE CNY you can only receive services from the providers on that list.

By managing all your health and long-term care services the team can identify problems early, promote preventive care and help you avoid going to the emergency room or hospital. PACE CNY strives to keep seniors as active as possible and living at home as long as is feasible.

Pace building and bus

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Location

PACE CNY strives to keep seniors as active as possible and living at home as long as is feasible.

SERVICE AREA

Onondaga County, New York State

ACCESS/LOCATIONS

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On-call health care coverage by an MD and RN is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year by calling (315) 452-5800, or outside of the local area by calling toll free 1-888-728-7223, TTY# 1-800-662-1220

Locations in Onondaga County:

Sally Coyne Center

100 Malta Lane
N. Syracuse, NY 13212

McAuliffe Health Center

115 Creek Circle
East Syracuse, NY 13057

 

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