Published on January 24, 2017
PACE Greater New Orleans (the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), an affiliated ministry of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, has expanded its service area to provide a full continuum of primary care services to include elderly residents of Kenner and the Westbank who reside in zip codes 70037, 70056, 70058, 70062, 70065, 70072, 70094 and 70123.
With the expanded service area, qualified seniors in parts of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes can benefit from PACE GNO’s comprehensive healthcare program and services, which include Adult Day Health Center services, preventive primary care, acute and long-term specialty physician care, medications, rehabilitative therapy and personal care services.
The Benefits of One Location
“With an expanded service area, PACE can ensure that more seniors across the Greater New Orleans Area are getting their health care and other needs met in one location,” said Sr. Marjorie Hebert, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. “Seniors can enjoy their independence and time outside their homes while receiving the support and care they need. Therefore, families can keep their loved ones at home for as long as medically and socially feasible.”
The Adult Day Health Center provides seniors and their families with an alternative to nursing home care. The Center offers an engaging and safe environment that enhances the physical health and mental wellness of participants. Additionally, it supports caregivers with resources such as support groups and networking opportunities with other families.
“PACE GNO serves as the primary care provider for our enrolled seniors,” said Executive Director of PACE GNO, Michelle Robinson, NFA, MBA. “We manage each senior’s unique health needs with an individual care plan that can include medications, social services, personal care and dietary services, all in a single location,” added Robinson.
PACE GNO is located at the Shirley Landry Benson Center in the former St. Cecilia Church at 4201 N. Rampart St. in the Bywater. Transportation is provided between the homes and the Adult Day Health Center as well as to appointments with specialists.
To qualify, seniors must be age 55+. They must be certified by the State of Louisiana to need a nursing home level of care. Enrollment is open to new participants on the first of each month. Interested seniors or family members can call 504-835-0006 to learn more about how to qualify or visit PACE’s website.