PACE is an acronym for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The PACE model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors that have chronic care needs and their families to receive care and services in the community whenever possible. In this course, you will learn basic information about the PACE program.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is PACE? A. Purpose of PACE B. Other Government Programs C. The Program Director D. The Medical Director E. The Governing Body F. Participant Advisory Committee G. Review H. Summary Section 3: PACE Enrollment A. Eligibility B. Benefit Package C. Intake Process D. Review E. Summary Section 4: QAPI and PACE A. QAPI Program B. Utilization of Services C. Participant and Caregiver Satisfaction D. Data Collected E. Efficacy and Safety F. Non-Clinical Areas G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Jessica has almost 15 years of experience in nursing and 10 years in MDS/PAC working with organizations for the purposes of assessment, reimbursement, training, organizational, and leadership development. In these roles, she has acted as a consultant and auditor. Jessica has written content for diverse healthcare topics, including health and human services, compliance and more. Disclosure: Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Ursula Robinson LCSW, MHA
Ursula Robinson LCSW, MHA is the Executive Director of PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties, PACE of the Triad, located in Greensboro, NC. Ursula served on the planning committee to evaluate the feasibility of bring PACE to Greensboro and was hired as the first Executive Director in 2010. Under her leadership, PACE of the Triad is the fourth largest PACE program in NC and the first PACE program in North Carolina to provide an Alternative Care Setting to serve rural participants. PACE of the Triad has grown from a start-up operation with one employee in 2010 to 82 employees, volunteers and over 250 acute, long-term care, and medical specialist providers. PACE of the Triad’s annual budget was $16M in in 2016. The organization has served approximately 400 participants and families since inception. Prior to PACE, Ursula was employed with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for 18 years in various progressive leadership roles. She currently serves on the following Board of Directors: Greensboro Urban Ministries, NC LeadingAge and North Carolina PACE Association. Ursula has taught at Duke’s Divinity School, UNC-G’s School of Social Work, and The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Leadership Program. She has a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree in Social Worker from UNC-Chapel Hill. She earned her bachelor degree in Social Work from UNC-G. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and National LeadingAge Fellow. Some of Ursula’s awards include The Greensboro Chapter of NAACP’s Community Service Award and The North Carolina PACE Association’s Leadership Award. Disclosure: Ursula Robinson LCSW, MHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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