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At your PACE, Everything in ONE PLACE!

WHAT IS
PACE

WHAT IS PACE?

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Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. With PACE, you have a team of health care professionals working with you and your family to make sure you get the coordinated care you need. 

95%

of Participants Live in the Community

97.5%

of Caregivers would Recommend PACE

PACE provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as additional care and services deemed necessary by the Interdisciplinary Team (IDTeam). PACE provides coverage for primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, medical transportation, hospital visits, dental care, medical equipment, home care, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and other services. The IDTeam works together with you and your family to develop the most effective plan of care for you.

At your PACE, Everything in ONE PLACE!

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What is PACE?
History

PACE History

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The PACE model of care can be traced to the early 1970s, when the Chinatown-North Beach community of San Francisco saw the pressing needs for long-term care services by families whose elders had immigrated from Italy, China and the Philippines. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the PACE model as a permanently recognized provider type under both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Today, there are over 138 PACE programs operating 272 PACE Centers in 31 states.

 

To learn more about PACE History, visit the National PACE Association website.

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  • Indianapolis - Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness 

  • Dyer - Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness 

  • Mishawaka - Saint Joseph PACE

  • Richmond - Reid Health

INDIANA PACE CENTERS

Our History

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Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS), in partnership with Parkview Health Systems (Parkview), brought PACE of Northeast Indiana to Fort Wayne, IN to serve Allen County’s most vulnerable older adults. The strategic partnership between AIHS and Parkview allows participants in the PACE program to receive the best clinical and social care.

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Timeline

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Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana was founded as a private, not-for-profit social service organization serving older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers.

AIHS awarded CMS Community-based Care Transition Program contract to
continue Care Transition work throughout 13 hospitals in northern Indiana

AIHS began due diligence on PACE programs including market studies and site visits.

AIHS vacates 2927 Lake Avenue building to begin renovations for PACE of Northeast Indiana

PACE of Northeast Indiana opens to serve Fort Wayne, Indiana

1974

2013

2015

2011

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

AIHS partners with Parkview Health Systems to launch Care Transitions Pilot program
addressing how Social Determinants of Health affect hospital readmissions

Managed Care Organization contract with Anthem Medicaid to support the statewide contract for Indiana; AIHS’s Medicare
application was approved and received Medicare billing number; MCO contract with Physicians’ Health Plan of Northern Indiana

AIHS granted state approval for PACE of Northeast Indiana service area; market study completes showing highly viable market

AIHS partners with Parkview Health Systems to provide clinical care to Participants.

Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Emily Baumgartner

Enrollment Director

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Jon Nix

Director, Transportation & Nutrition Services

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Maddie
Thomas, MSW

Masters of Social Work

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Kasey
Bowyer, MSW

Masters of Social Work

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Jeni
Schmidt, RN

Registered Nurse/Home Care

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Isabella
Leazier

Business Coordinator

Kimberly
Case

Therapy Lead

Stephanie

Handley

Attendant Care Supervisor

Deanna
Lahmon

Personal Care Attendant

Melanie
Brandt

Wellness Activity

Coordinator

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Karen
Sinish

Activity Assistant

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Bree
Jackson

Activity Assistant

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Elizabeth
Felger

Scheduling Coordinator

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Rachel
Kolkman

Driver

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Melissa Chapman

Driver

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Penny
Atkinson

Driver

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Bill
Sinish

Driver

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Charita Niedermeyer

Driver

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Olandus
Gray

Driver

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Mike
Payne

Driver

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Dale
Gaff

Driver

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John

Taulbee

Driver

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Katie

Hougham

Vice President,

PACE Operations

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Dona

Uncheselu, MD

PACE Medical Director

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Allison
Turner, DO

PACE Physician

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Shannon Tranquill, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Pam Quaintance, RN

Nursing Supervisor & Quality Control

Page Edits Made: 03/13/2023

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