Aug 18, 2021
COVID-19 continues to spur loud calls for expanded home- and community-based services for elders, which are too often lacking in many parts of the country.
But there’s an already powerful blueprint that organizations have followed, gradually but steadily, for decades: PACE, or Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Across the United States, community-based PACE organizations provide a comprehensive set of services designed to prevent unnecessary admissions to nursing homes – an imperative that only became more urgent during the pandemic.
This week on “Elevate Eldercare,” Susan Ryan welcomes Shawn Bloom, CEO of the National PACE Association, to discuss his journey from working as a nursing home aide in high school to serving as a powerful policy voice for elders.
Bloom shares some major PACE successes achieved during the pandemic, and invites eldercare leaders from across the spectrum to rethink the ways that their services can play into a more person-centered ecosystem for elders.
Connect with Shawn Bloom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-bloom-1310887/
Learn more about the National PACE Association: https://www.npaonline.org/
Dive into the PACE Plus Act: https://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/PACE%20Plus%20Act%20one%20pager.pdf
Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org