PACE 2.0 Video Series
Before I Found PACE
“Before I Found PACE” is a new video series that is part of the PACE 2.0 initiative, which is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health. The series will illustrate the need for expanding Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) through the stories and words of PACE participants and caregivers.
Video 5: Cassandra Jefferson, Alexian Brothers Community Services, Chattanooga. TN
The fifth video features the story of Cassandra Jefferson who faced increasing challenges trying to maintain her job and provide care for her mother who was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis. An increasing number of Americans are finding themselves providing care to family members without adequate access to resources to help them.
Video 4: Terri Ann and Leon Dirteater, Cherokee Elder Care
The fourth video in the series features Terri Ann and Leon Dirteater, of rural Tahlequah, OK, and the services they receive from Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe. After having a stroke, Terri Ann enrolled in the PACE program to receive health and social services. Her husband receives support as her caregiver.
Video 3: Khaadija Shabazz, Caregiver at PACE of Southeast Michigan
This video tells the story of Khaadija Shabazz, who has cared for her mother since she was diagnosed with dementia. She eventually enrolled her mother in PACE of Southeast Michigan, which provides assistance that allows Shabazz to keep her mother living independently in the community.
Video 2: Rita Bergman, Caregiver at Cherokee Elder CareThis video highlights the experience of Rita Bergman, of rural Tahlequah, OK, who has two relatives enrolled in Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe. The PACE model of care addresses the needs of family caregivers to improve the quality of their lives.
Video 1: Ronald Hanz, Participant at Cherokee Elder Care
This video features Ronald Hanz, of Tahlequah, OK, who battled addiction and homelessness before enrolling at Cherokee Elder Care, the only PACE organization sponsored by a Native American tribe.