PACE at the Brandman Centers for Senior Care
All of us want to live and age in the home we love. At BCSC, we share that dream, and can help make it reality for you or a loved one. Our program is the gold standard in care for seniors having chronic care needs — the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Strict state and federal regulations govern PACE eligibility and operations.
PACE Serves Frail Seniors
PACE enrolls seniors who are age 55 or older, who live in a PACE service area, need a nursing home level-of-care as determined by the California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS) Long-Term Care Division, and want to stay in the community. Participants must be able to live independently without jeopardizing the health and safety of themselves or others.
The BCSC's PACE came into being thanks to a $5 million gift to the Los Angeles Jewish Home from longtime local philanthropists Joyce and her late husband Saul Brandman providing initial funding for the project.
PACE Is State Licensed and Federally Approved
Nationally, PACE operates under approval of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In California, PACE also is licensed through the CDHCS Long-Term Care Division.
PACE Welcomes Seniors to a Community Center
The Center is open five days a week (excluding holidays) year-round. The hours permit participants' families to schedule other needed activities. A participant's schedule for Center attendance depends upon individual care needs.
PACE Uses an Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Care
Participants' care is provided and managed by an Interdisciplinary Team of service providers from many fields or disciplines. PACE staff — all on-site — includes a Center manager, primary care physician, nurse, social worker, recreation therapist, occupational, physical and speech therapists, dietitian, personal care aides, and others who provide care.
PACE Provides Comprehensive Services
The primary care physician sees participants at the Center and is a key member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team. The Team recommends and coordinates all services and delivers many of them directly in the Center or home.