The Women's Journal

PACE Your LIFE: A True Support System

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By Lisa Bond & Erin L. Steele

Every day, women serve as caregivers to parents, spouses, friends and neighbors who are elderly or have disabilities. They do housework, provide personal care, shop and prepare food, schedule and drive to appointments, give medication, plan activities and offer emotional support. Many do this while working full time and raising children.

Caregiving is a 24/7 responsibility and caregiver stress is very real. It impacts professional lives, family and personal relationships, health, and can have negative financial consequences. 

PACE Your LIFE, a part of the Milford Wellness Village, is honored to provide seniors and their caregivers with a team approach to healthcare that focuses on keeping people at home when they choose to age in place. 

PACE stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. It was founded in San Francisco in the 1970s. Today there are 272 PACE Centers across 32 states, serving approximately 70,000 people. One of the newest PACE sites is right here in Milford, DE. 

PACE Your LIFE  center has a service area that covers southern Kent and northern Sussex Counties. We are a comprehensive medical and social service program designed for people residing in their homes, or the home of a caregiver. PACE Your LIFE supports people who need assistance with at least one activity of daily living and one independent activity of daily living. 

PACE Your LIFE gives participants the ability to stay in their home while receiving essential services and maintaining independence and physical and emotional well-being. PACE Your LIFE works with caregivers to set goals, make decisions and share the responsibilities of caregiving. 

Participants will have access to the state-of-the-art PACE Day Center. Services they will receive at the Day Center include but are not limited to

  • Medical care
  • Specialty care
  • Personal care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social and recreational services
  • Meals and nutrition

Transportation is also provided to allow individuals to get to-and-from the Day Center and other medical appointments. All care is managed by the PACE Your LIFE team and network of contracted healthcare providers. 

PACE Your LIFE’s goal is to maintain people in the community, manage their chronic health conditions, support caregivers, reduce hospitalizations and nursing home visits. Many people are overwhelmed and struggling to coordinate their care, juggle medical appointments, manage prescriptions and maintain the household.  The team at PACE Your LIFE can help!

Service area: 19933, 19934, 19941, 19943, 19946, 19950, 19952, 19954, 19958, 19960, 19962, 19963, 19968, 19979. 

To learn more

visit our website www.PACEYOURLIFEMWV.COM

follow us on facebook @paceyourlifemwv

or call 302-865-3565