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Northland Pace Program

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Causes: Community Health Systems, Health

Mission: Northland pace senior care services promotes independence through coordination of all health services allowing participants to continue living safely and with dignity at home.

Programs: Northland pace program was incorporated january 4, 2008, to engage in the business of providing all-inclusive care for the elderly (pace) services in accordance with the pace program agreement. The pace services is an all inclusive set of services to meet the healthcare needs of the frail elderly as defined by cms (centers for medicare and medicaid services) in the pace regulations. Those services include but are not limited to primary and preventive care, specialty care, vision and dental care, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, mental and social health, physical, occupational and speech therapies and other services to maintain the health of the plan participants. The project target population is the frail elderly over 55 population, which averages 15-35% of the service area's population. The project is designed to develop a network-base pace program in seven rural areas in three phases over a period of three years. While pace has mostly been implemented in urban communities nationally, this pace project will use a sophisticated telehealth conferencing system and an electronic medical record system to launch this rural health project in coordination with local providers to deliver a full spectrum of health care services to this frail elderly population in the seven rural areas.

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