How does the PACE model improve socialization for the elderly?

Dr. Pamela A. Fenstemacher, MD
Family Practitioner

The PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model improves socialization for the elderly by providing transportation that can assist participants not only getting to doctors' appointments and seeing their primary care providers, but also getting them to the PACE adult day center. PACE specializes in developing socialization and activities that are appropriate to their level of ability. For many PACE participants, if it wasn't for PACE they would be home-bound because they have problems getting around, or functional deficits.

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