Palmetto SeniorCare PACE

Personal care for seniors

Meeting the unique health care needs of older adults

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE is a Prisma Health program designed to help participants stay with their families and be active in their communities. Our program, available to Richland and Lexington county residents, provides medical care at an adult day health center, assisting families with supervision and support of a loved one.

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) has gained national recognition for its non-traditional approach to caring for the frail elderly.


Contact us

Call our intake department at 803-931-8175 – referrals may be made by a family member, physician or case worker


Our services

An all-inclusive health care program that offers a more personal way for frail seniors to receive health care, Palmetto SeniorCare PACE provides participants with many kinds of care. A personal care team will work with the patient and family members to decide what services best meet his or her needs. A range of services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Services may include:

  • Primary and specialty medical care – Provided by Palmetto SeniorCare PACE physicians. In addition, a variety of medical and surgical specialists are available to assure that all of the participant's health care needs are met.
  • Women's care specialist services – Available when needed.
  • Outpatient medical services – Laboratory tests, X-rays, and other tests are provided as part of Palmetto SeniorCare PACE's program. Prescribed medicines, artificial limbs, durable medical equipment, vision care, psychiatric care and hearing services are available when needed.
  • Hospital patient care – A broad range of semi-private medical, surgical, intensive care and coronary care programs and testing and support services required for appropriate care are provided by Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
  • Home health care – Services provided in the home may include skilled nursing and doctor visits; physical, occupational and speech therapy; medical social services; home health aide; homemaker/chore assistance; and home delivered meals. Every participant is evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team and services received are based on this evaluation.
  • Health-related services – Transportation, escort services and help with financial management are available.
  • Adult day health care – Services such as nursing, social work, physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutritional and personal care are provided in our community-based centers. Meals and snacks, recreational and social activities and transportation can be provided.

All services offered through Palmetto SeniorCare PACE are planned and authorized through an interdisciplinary team. The team assesses each participant individually, develops and implements the care plan, and monitors progress, modifying the plan as necessary. The program focuses on preventive care, maintenance of functional abilities, and the early recognition and treatment of changes that can signal major problems. Access to a holistic care plan through Palmetto SeniorCare PACE results in less frequent hospitalization and decreased dependency on medications. This leads to a healthier and better quality of life for participating seniors because fewer health care resources are needed, so care is not as costly and participants can spend quality time enjoying one another and the activities of the centers.
 

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE locations

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE Laurel
1308 Laurel St.
Columbia, SC 29201
803-931-8166

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE Lexington
700 Knox Abbott Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-939-8400

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE Shandon
1100 Shirley St.
Columbia, SC 29205
803-252-1979

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE White Rock
109 Wartburg St.
White Rock, SC 29177
803-732-6670

Frequently asked questions

Who pays for Palmetto SeniorCare PACE?
The program pools funding sources to provide care based on the needs of individuals rather than reimbursement guidelines for traditional fee-for-service payment sources.

Once enrolled in the program, all services are provided by Palmetto SeniorCare PACE rather than by individual providers under the traditional fee-for-service system. If the participant is eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid, Palmetto SeniorCare PACE takes the place of the standard Medicare and/or Medicaid programs. The only payment made by Medicare and/or Medicaid for the care the participant needs will be one payment each month to Palmetto SeniorCare PACE.

Who is eligible for Palmetto SeniorCare PACE?
Participants are eligible for the program if they are:

  • At least 55 years old;
  • Residents of Richland or Lexington counties;
  • Certified by the Department of Health and Human Services to have met the nursing home requirements for the State of South Carolina;
  • Able to live in the community without jeopardizing their health or safety.

How do you enroll in Palmetto SeniorCare PACE?

  • A referral may be made by a family member, physician or case worker by calling our Intake Department at 803-931-8175.
  • For additional information on our Palmetto SeniorCare PACE program, e-mail or call 803-931-8175. Information also is available on the National PACE Association website.

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. More information (PDF)

Palmetto SeniorCare PACE cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. Mas informacion (PDF)

Page updated 11/6/2018

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