Academy Award nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge this week to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California.
Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the senior vice president of the California Hospital Association, was a special guest at the opening.
“InnovAge Greater California PACE helps serve the needs of a rapidly growing senior population in San Bernardino and Riverside counties,” said Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge. “We have seen a great demand for this innovative system of care designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to remain living with more independence and with a greater quality of life within their homes and communities. The program also provides caregivers with the peace of mind that their loved ones are enjoying the best quality of life possible, and offers them a respite from the often strenuous demands of care-giving.”
The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer the latest senior care innovations in the Inland Empire. IGCAP will provide up to 2,000 aging adults with critical services they need to live safely and independently in their homes and communities, as well as employing more than 400 people at full capacity.
According to the California Department of Aging, the senior population is estimated to increase by more than 150 percent in San Bernardino and by more than 100 percent in Riverside County by 2020.
The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer services including a primary care clinic, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, a therapy gym, in-home care, day rooms for socialization, entertainment and nutrition education. The center will also provide transportation to and from the facility and to and from medical appointments. IGCAP participants receive all needed healthcare services, including primary care and specialist physician services, from IGCAP or from an entity, person or company authorized by IGCAP. IGCAP participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-network services.
Source: PR Newswire