Your AllCARE for Seniors Interdisciplinary Team
Your Interdisciplinary Team will be assigned to you at the enrollment conference. Your Interdisciplinary Team consists of the following people:
- Center Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the PACE Center.
- The Primary Care Physician is the doctor responsible for overseeing the primary medical care you will receive.
- The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary care services under the supervision of the doctor.
- The Registered Nurse is responsible, along with the physician for the medical care you will receive. Together, the Registered Nurse and the Physician make up your primary care team.
- Certified Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Aides are responsible for the care activities such as helping you with your personal needs.
- Home Care Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of services offered in your home, including personal care and homemaker services.
- The Pharmacist is responsible for medicines that you may take.
- The Dietitian is responsible for making sure your food and nutritional needs are met.
- The Social Worker is responsible for social support services. This person may help you find outside social resources, answer questions about your money management or Medicaid, and be a resource for help with family and emotional issues.
- The Recreational Coordinator and Staff are the ones who encourage you to meet other participants, teach you new crafts, play games, and take you on field trips. In other words, they are the wonderful people who dream up fun things for you to do. You may suggest new or different activities that you would also enjoy while at the PACE Center.
- The Physical Therapist helps you do things that keep your muscles strong. This helps you move around better. The physical therapist also makes sure that any equipment you get, like a wheelchair or a walker, fits your needs and is easy for you to operate.
- The Occupational Therapist helps you exercise your arms and hands so that you can do some of the things you enjoy. This includes being able to comb or brush your hair, feed yourself, or write your name.
- The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for assisting you and your family cope with problematic issues through individual, group, and family therapy sessions. You and the Mental Health Counselor will examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to create a plan for improving your overall quality of life.
- The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for managing the transportation needs of the PACE Center. The Transportation Coordinator schedules your travel time and will let you know if your driver is running late or if there is a problem.
- Drivers are the people who pick you up in the morning and bring you home at night. They may also drive you to field trip outings with other participants or take you to a medical specialist appointment.