SUMMIT ELDERCARE (www.summiteldercare.org)
Fallon Health’s – Summit Elder Care program one of the largest PACE programs (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in the country and the very first PACE program in the nation to be associated with a Health Plan. As a Physician in this field, this is a great alternative for Primary Care and Internal Medicine doctors who are tired of being tied to high volume and RVU’s. We have a quality over quantity approach and patient load is under 10 on most days.
Summit ElderCare currently already serves residents of Hampden County, Worcester County, and the communities of Easthampton, Granby, Hudson, Marlborough, Southampton and South Hadley. We help give elderly adults and their caregivers an innovative choice in health care as a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to most medical services through a Summit ElderCare site while they keep living in their own homes and communities. Summit ElderCare provides individualized quality care by a team of geriatric care professionals who work together with participants and caregivers to address each individual's specific needs. This Interdisciplinary team of professionals is an essential component of the Summit ElderCare PACE program and uses a collaborative approach to care FALLON HEALTH (www.fchp.org)
About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.
Summit ElderCare is the only program of its kind in central Massachusetts. Summit ElderCare started as part of a PACE demonstration project, and is one of Eight PACE programs in the State. There are more than 118 PACE programs nationwide. And, although Fallon Community Health Plan sponsors Summit ElderCare, a participant does not have to be an FCHP member to enroll.
Summit ElderCare is committed to maximizing the dignity and respect of older adults and to enable elders to remain in their homes and in their communities as long as medically and socially feasible. Summit ElderCare enhances their quality of life and their autonomy. Summit ElderCare preserves and supports the elderly adult's family as an integral part of this mission.
Established in 1995 as an alternative to nursing home placement, Summit ElderCare is focused on caring for older adults in an environment that helps enhance their quality of life and autonomy by helping them to stay in their homes and communities.
Recognizing a community need for more comprehensive services, care and support for frail elders who want to remain independent, and their caregivers, FCHP founded the Elder Service Plan, now known as Summit ElderCare. It started as part of a statewide project in Massachusetts under the leadership of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's PACE program. The program began with just eight participants. Since then, hundreds of participants and their caregivers have received services from the program.
Today, Summit ElderCare is one of six PACE programs in Massachusetts and more than 90 programs nationwide. This Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) first became available to residents of Worcester County, the city of Marlborough and the town of Hudson in 1995. The program was provided permanent provider status by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in September 2002.
Summit ElderCare values the trust and confidence that participants and their caregivers place in us. We take quiet pride in sharing the care. Summit ElderCare participants are neighbors and friends. We look forward to continuing our mission of helping older adults maintain optimum levels of functioning, well being and independence in the comfort of their own homes and communities.
Highlights of Summit ElderCare
Education: Medical degree, Geriatric specialty strongly desired
License: A doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine or surgery in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current DEA certificate.
Certification: Board certification Internal Medicine, Geriatrics or Family Practice preferred
Experience: At least 1 year working with a frail or elderly population.
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