Broward Health/Miami Jewish Health Celebrate The Opening of Broward Pace Program

Broward Health and Miami Jewish Health celebrate the opening of the PACE Center at Broward Health with a ribbon cutting. (Photo courtesy of Broward Health)

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. — Broward Health and Miami Jewish Health plan to launch the Broward PACE Program, a new Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). A ribbon cutting was held for the new, 16,000-square-foot center in Fort Lauderdale on March 14. Broward Health and Miami Jewish Health leadership, community leaders and governmental officials attended the event.

“Florida is home to the second-largest elderly population in the United States, and we understand that this specific population often requires specialized care and assistance to maintain their health and independence,” Broward Health President and CEO Shane Strum said. “Broward Health remains committed to ensuring that our seniors have access to high-quality healthcare as they age.”

“We are thankful and proud of our relationship with Broward Health and look forward to working together,” Miami Jewish Health President and CEO Jeff Freimark said. “This collaboration demonstrates how two non-profit organizations with a shared vision can come together to better our community by serving the underserved, frail, elderly population.”

The Broward PACE Program will be a comprehensive healthcare program and provider of coordinated, personalized care and social engagement for older adults who qualify for nursing home care but prefer to live independently in their own community. The Broward PACE Program offers older adults access to doctors, specialists, preventative care, therapy, mental health services, social activities, meals and nutrition services, free transportation and more.

With the PACE model of care, an interdisciplinary team, including a medical director, nurse, social worker, therapist, nutritionist and others, meet daily to review each participant’s care plan. They know each participant and their families, details of their living situations and unique health needs. This allows for customized and coordinated care, resulting in improved outcomes, reduced hospitalization and increased quality of life.

Florida PACE Centers at Miami Jewish Health is the oldest and most experienced PACE program in Florida with a background exclusively specialized in geriatric health and elder care.

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