The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Ohio Department of Aging has selected The A.M. McGregor Group, the oldest not-for-profit, non-sectarian provider of aging services in Northeast Ohio, to manage the local Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The special Program, which enables low-income seniors to age at home, will serve participants through Centers for Senior Independence at the Margaret Wagner House in Cleveland Heights and the MetroHealth Senior Health & Wellness Center on Cleveland’s West Side.
In addition, McGregor will partner with University Hospitals to provide medical services and Columbus-based Senior Independence to oversee homecare. Senior Independence is one of the largest providers of home-based senior care in Ohio. An affiliate of the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), Senior Independence provides services to more than 75,000 seniors in 42 Ohio counties
"Homecare is critical to the growing number of frail and impoverished seniors in Greater Cleveland whom we serve as our highest priority," says Rob Hilton, President and Chief Executive Officer of McGregor. "PACE is extraordinarily important because it offers high-quality care while making the most efficient use of scarce government funding."
According to Hilton, PACE has 200 participants in Cuyahoga County, about half the number who qualify. "We hope to double that in the next five years," he says.
Tangi McCoy, Chief Operating Officer of The A.M. McGregor Home, will move to McGregor PACE as President and Chief Executive Officer.