Gene, caregiver & husband of a current PACE Participant said this…
What was life like as a Caregiver prior to enrolling into PACE? Oh, it was rough. We had a whole lot of depression, just watching go through it. Day to day prior to PACE, we were in a routine. Before it was hopelessness, and now we have hope. PACE gave us hope for therapy and the people have been very kind and professional.
What made you happiest about enrolling your loved one into PACE? Having an option – the option to get her involved with life affirming things to do. To give her improved quality of life.
What has PACE been able to do for you and your loved one? It’s very nice when my wife is taken for therapy and then I have a chance and run errands and have “me” time. It gives me relief. It gives me the opportunity to make plans and get out and relax. PACE has been so great to my wife and making her comfortable. I feel very comfortable with PACE!
What is your favorite memory since your loved one was enrolled in the program? When Melissa called me to the center to give me a little bit of training and teaching me how to get my wife to stand, and my wife started walking. My wife was walking down the hallway! It about brought me to tears!
How did PACE support you and your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic? Very professional and we feel safe. PACE has ensured our safety.
Susan, caregiver & daughter of a past PACE participant said this…
What was life like as a Caregiver prior to enrolling into PACE? Very stressful as I did not know how I was going to be able to work and take care of my Mom as her Alzheimer’s continued to worsen.
What made you happiest about enrolling your loved one into PACE? It gave me such great peace of mind knowing she was being looked after by people who genuinely cared about her.
What was PACE able to do for you and your loved one? PACE made my Mom’s last days enjoyable for her, giving her something to look forward to when she was able to attend and make friends and participate in activities, as her daughter it helped give me peace of mind that she was well taken care of and I was able to focus on my work and other responsibilities of my household.
What is your favorite memory since your loved one was enrolled in the program? Mom participating in the PACE fashion show, it was so cute and she enjoyed it so much!
How did PACE support you and your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic? Even though we were home bound, PACE offered constant support through phone calls, home visits, continuing to supply her medications and needed health supplies and having the ability to visit the clinic as needed.