PACE Your Life, an organization that provides comprehensive community-based services to seniors at the Milford Wellness Village, plans to hold an Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 to 6 PM. The event will include tours and light refreshments.
“Since we opened, we have served people who are 55 or older who live in the service area,” Lisa Bond, Program Director said. “There is really a clear consensus that a program to serve seniors who really need coordinated care and social services is huge in this area.”
The program is open to seniors who may qualify for nursing home care but are able to live safely in their community while receiving services. In order to qualify, the senior must live in specific ZIP codes, including Milford, Harrington and Milton. PACE Your Life conducts an initial assessment and personalized care using an interdisciplinary team.
“Each participant has a doctor, clinic nurse, home health nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, physical therapist, registered dietitian and activities specialist,” Bond said. “Those who come in the morning get a light breakfast and, if they need to see a primary care physician, the doctor is on-site. WE also offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.”
Some participants come just for the socialization aspects of PACE Your Life while others need more intensive assistance, including help with bathing or even laundry services if they can no longer perform those activities at home. There is a smaller room for memory care participants as well.
PACE Your Life is in the former Milford Memorial Hospital Emergency Department that has been renovated with bright colors and a large, saltwater fish tank. There is a mock kitchen with a stove and dishwasher designed to help those who may have mobility issues retrain themselves to use the appliance. Lunch is provided by the Village Café who can manage dietary restrictions.
The Open House is open to the public at 21 West Clarke Street, Suite 1010 in Milford. For more information call 302-865-3565 or visit www.paceyourlifemwv.com.
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