Faces of Pace
Date of enrollment: 2-1-14
My wife Bernice was living in a skilled nursing facility after she had a stroke but i was ready for her to come home. She has right side weakness and some swallowing difficulties. As soon as I heard about PACE CNY I got her right out of there into their program. In order to bring her home I had to learn to do her tube feeding, give her the medications and help her in and out of the wheelchair. PACE taught me all this. It is a good program and helps Bernice and me.
Date of enrollment: 7-1-20
The aides help me with my pills three times a day and showers and laundry and housekeeping. I saw Chris the nurse practitioner when I first came and I like him very much. What I like most is the teamwork and the camaraderie that PACE CNY has.
Date of enrollment: 11-1-16
Let me start off by first saying I love PACE; it’s a beautiful program. They appreciate me and I appreciate them.
I joined PACE 2 years ago. I had a stroke in 2015 that has affected my right side. Walking was very hard and I was falling. I was in Van Dyne for rehabilitation and heard of the PACE program. I am doing much better. PACE has given me some equipment that has really helped like my lifeline button, walker, leg braces and a raised toilet seat. I also have an aide to help with some personal care.
I’m 59 years old and I live in my own home with my dog Cookie who is a 9 year old Chihuahua and I tease that he acts like a pit bull. I come into the Day Center 4 days a week. If I were asked to describe myself I’d say I am a person who likes to have fun and talk with people, which I sure can do with the nice people here. The activities are great too. Bingo is my favorite, along with arts and crafts and the Morning News. The PACE program is very good and helpful for me.
Date of enrollment: 9-1-15
My son got me into PACE CNY. He is retired and spends his time helping others, he’s so kind and considerate. He didn’t want me living alone so he researched PACE and said it has all I’d need and got me in. I live at the Highland House and am very happy here.
I go to PACE CNY’s Day Center five days a week and since I haven’t been able to go since the pandemic it has really affected me. Everyone there is so very nice and friendly. I miss the socialization, the Bible study, I just love that, the games and the walking. I don’t like to sit around watching TV doing nothing.” Estella does say they are kept busy during the day and feels that the PACE program really cares about her. “I just keep myself healthy and do what’s right. My son makes sure I have a little bit of dark chocolate a day.
Date of enrollment: 4-1-17
I am very grateful to PACE CNY for my husband’s care and it gave me a break. In 2007 I had physical therapy, I was wobbly and am still some, but I have a rollator and I had trouble speaking. PACE is very good, I see people and love to talk to everyone. PACE is good for the spirit.
Now during the pandemic I miss the Day Center, the games, activities and all the outside trips. Now McKenzie has a program on both over the phone and Zoom for short stories with discussions, bingo, trivia and I really forward look to it.
It’s hard currently with so little socialization. Way back, I was depressed most of the time. Figured this is it, I’m going to die. I just decided to change my thinking and with the help of the clinic I feel good. My son is here and takes me grocery shopping and even to the casino!
Date of enrollment: 1-1-19
PACE CNY has really been there when I needed them. I had multiple surgeries in a month, and they were there. The nurses came out two times a day to see me. I love my doctor, Dr. Heitzman. She is so funny, we joke back and forth, she’s just awesome. If I’m coming in, she makes sure she waits for me. We love seeing each other.
Date of enrollment: 5-1-20
I moved here from Terre Haute, Indiana after my knee replacement. I have my Mom who is 96 years old, four brothers, a sister and many cousins here. They told me about PACE CNY when I moved. I am impressed, PACE is a very good program.
Date of enrollment: 7-1-20
I’m doing awesome. PACE CNY is a beautiful place, wonderful people, the work they do for others is terrific. It is so great to be home. I have a 17 year old cat and we’re so happy to see each other. I’m German, Irish and English and a woman so I love to talk and make friends. I feel well cared for.
Date of enrollment: 10-1-19
PACE CNY has been wonderful to us; we are very satisfied. My husband and I are very happy and content at home and because of PACE CNY we are able to do that. Aides come twice a day to help with personal care. Dr. Weinberg has made a house call to check on me and take a blood sample. I really enjoy PACE, I like it.
Date of enrollment: 11-1-19
PACE CNY is very helpful and I enjoy it very much.