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November 14, 2022

Keeping Up with PACE

A weekly E-blast for NCPA members

Thank you all for your hard work and helping our PACE family! 


Improving Access to and Enrollment in PACE

The National PACE Association (NPA) works proactively with staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and members of Congress who work on policy issues affecting PACE® organizations. Because PACE organizations are innovative programs that work with both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the PACE Model of Care has its own regulations that govern PACE organization operations.

NPA Calls on CMS to Advance Health Equity Via Expanded PACE, Extend COVID-19 PHE Flexibilities

On Nov. 3, 2022, NPA submitted comments. in response to the CMS "Make Your Voice Heard: Promoting Efficiency and Equity Within CMS Programs" RFI(link is external). The goal of the RFI was to “solicit public input on accessing health care and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities provided in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency [PHE].” Read more.


Wilmington Alzheimer's Walk 2022 "ELDERHAUS TEAM"! The walk was a great success and a lot of fun!!
Having fun at PACE @ Home's Pumpkin Patch!


For Family Caregivers Month, we highlight the crucial role played by caregivers in our community – and share their stories.

More than 50 million Americans provide care and medical assistance to their parents, children, siblings, or other loved ones. Often without any fanfare or compensation, these family caregivers sacrifice for others while trying to work regular jobs and raise their own families. Caregiving can be mentally and physically taxing. It’s also often isolating, especially if the caregiver doesn’t seek help from others. In fact, many people who become caregivers feel alone because they don’t realize that millions of other people are quietly facing similar challenges and similar levels of stress. November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it’s an opportunity to draw attention to everything that caregivers do for communities and see the challenges they face. No caregiver should ever feel like they’re alone. Let’s break this cycle of isolation and loneliness!
Joining Our Voices: Envisioning the Future of Serious Illness Care is a weeklong FREE virtual symposium that brings together policy professionals, advocates, and peers in conversation to share experiences, innovations, and opportunities for the future of North Carolina’s serious illness care.

During this special event, North Carolina health professionals, care providers, and advocates will join us for an hour each day where they will share and explore subjects ranging from clinical practice and policy to caregiver engagement and advance care planning. 

Monday – Thursday: Live Streaming from 8:30am-9:30am
Friday’s Featured Event: Live from 11am-12pm

  • Monday, November 14: Demystifying Death Doulas 
  • Tuesday, November 15: Exploring Strategies for Treatment Adherence 
  • Wednesday, November 16: Designing a Playbook for Caregiving in North Carolina 
  • Thursday, November 17: Things You Might Discover When You Listen Well 
  • Friday, November 18: Is There a Future for Advance Care Planning? 

The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition in collaboration with its membership representing more than 85 health organizations and over 160 industry leaders throughout the state.

Dementia and delirium in the ER: Providing better care for older patients

AARP and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) have teamed up to release two short educational videos about dementia care and the risks of delirium, or sudden confusion, in the emergency room.

“Dementia and delirium may not be obvious in older adults but can often complicate a patient’s care plan in an emergency room setting,” said Sarah Lenz Lock, AARP SVP of brain health policy and executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health. “It is our hope that these videos can be a resource for our already overworked healthcare heroes by providing the signs of potential cognitive impairment and suggestions for avoiding dementia-related problems during treatment. We also want caregivers to feel empowered to work with health care providers and advocate for best practices in the ER. Caregivers are not just visitors.”  Watch videos.

EJCC Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. ‒ 12:00 p.m. EST

RSVP for this virtual meeting

The Elder Justice Coordinating Council's next bi-annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15. The meeting will feature two panels that will explore the reauthorization of the Elder Justice Act and how legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened adult protective services programs around the country.

Speakers include:
  • Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Alison Barkoff, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL
  • Sen. Ron Wyden
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (invited)
  • Panel: Impact of CRRSA and ARPA funds on APS Program Investment
  • Kezeli Wold, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Tim Jackson, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior & Disability Services
  • Bill Benson, National Adult Protective Services Association
  • Panel: Significance of the Elder Justice Act
  • Dr. Heather Mutchie, Purdue University 
  • Bob Blancato, Elder Justice Coalition  


CarePartners PACE

  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Driver
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Fiscal Analyst
  • Recreation Therapist
  • CNA
  • Insurance Specialist

Carolina SeniorCare

  • Home Care Coordinator
  • Rehab Aide
  • Driver
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Marketing/Enrollment Coordinator
  • Speech Therapist
  • PCA
  • Home Care Assistant


  • CNA – Home Care – Full-time, Part-time and PRN
  • CNA – Day Center
  • PCA – Home Care – Full-time, Part-time and PRN
  • Outreach Ambassador
  • Occupational Therapist

PACE of the Southern Piedmont

  • Registered Nurse Home Care Supervisor
  • Driver
  • CNA - Home
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Assistant

PACE of the Triad 

  • Nurse Aide
  • Home Care CNA
  • Enrollment and Marketing Specialist
  • Hoome Care Coordinator/ RN
  • CNA
  • MSW

Piedmont Health SeniorCare 

  • APP
  • CNA (Clinic and Home Care)
  • CNA Supervisor
  • Driver
  • Family Medicine Physician
  • Home Care Admin Assistant
  • LPN or RN
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse
  • Quality and Compliance Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Social Worker

Senior Total Life Care

  • Team Lead/ Center Manager
  • Driver
  • CNA (Clinic and Home)
  • In Home CNA (Weekend Shift)
  • Activity Specialist
  • Clinic Nurse

StayWell Senior Care

  • Driver
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Financial and Medical Records Specialist
  • RN
VOA Senior CommUnity Care of NC 
  • RN
  • CNA
  • Driver
North Carolina PACE Association

P.O. Box 43
Semora, NC 27343

Executive Director: Liz Bradsher
Phone: 919-428-7118

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