Long-Term Care Programs in North Carolina: Just for Us Aging Research Winter 2015

Just for Us Since 2001 a unique program has been underway in Durham to connect more low-income, “medically fragile” seniors and disabled adults with in-home health are in an effort to better  manage chronic disease and provide services.1 As part of Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Community and Family Medicine, the “Just for Us” program offers a range of health care services to the elderly and disabled adults, the majority of whom reside in Durham’s public housing complexes.… Full story »

Long-Term Care Programs in North Carolina: Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Aging Research Winter 2015

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) One example is the Program for All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly, commonly known as PACE. The PACE program started as a pilot in California in the 1970s and has since grown to 105 organizations covering 31 states as of 2014.1  The PACE program provides a coordinated approach to health care for very frail, most often financially needy, seniors who choose to remain in their homes and communities.… Full story »