Providence ElderPlace: Oregon

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A care model that combines medical care, long-term care, and social services all in one program.

Providence ElderPlace is a PACE program. Those enrolled with ElderPlace receive complete medical care, medications, medical supplies, adult day care, in-home care, care coordination, transportation and more. All the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid are included, when authorized by your health care team. Most ElderPlace enrollees are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits, but this is not a requirement.

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Contact us:

Phone: 503-215-6556

Toll Free: 855-415-6048

North Coast: 503-717-7150

TTY: 800-848-4442

email: ElderPlaceinfo@providence.org

Established in 1990, ElderPlace is part of a nationwide, federally recognized program known as PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). It is the only one of its kind in Oregon. The PACE model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible, and provides the structural support to do so.

Who can join ElderPlace?

As a PACE program, ElderPlace eligibility criteria is mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Individuals are eligible if they are:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Living in or willing to relocate to our service area (such as in a private house or apartment, an assisted living or residential care community, an adult care home or a memory care facility)
  • In need of support services as defined by the state of Oregon
  • Able to live in a community setting
  • Medicaid eligible or willing to pay private fees, which is equal to the current Medicaid rate
  • Willing to receive all needed health care, including primary care and specialist physician services (other than emergency services) from the PACE organization or from a provider authorized by the PACE organization
What does ElderPlace cost?

What you pay depends on your financial situation. If you financially qualify for Medicaid services, you will not pay a monthly premium for PACE. Those who do not qualify financially for Medicaid pay the ElderPlace premium, which equals the current Medicaid rate. There are no co-payments or deductibles. ElderPlace covers all necessary medical and social services, and the premium rate does not change based on your changing needs.

All authorized services are covered in full for providence ElderPlace participants. PACE participants must receive all needed health care, including primary care and specialist physician services (other than emergency services) from the PACE organization or from an entity authorized by the PACE organization. PACE participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-PACE services. Emergency services are covered and may be provided by a non-PACE provider.

Watch the video below to learn more about the ElderPlace program in Oregon (ver en español).

ElderPlace participants live in many different settings, including private residences and licensed facilities. Providence ElderPlace contracts with hundreds of licensed assisted living, residential care, memory care and adult care homes throughout our service area. ElderPlace also has three locations, located in the Cully, Glendoveer and Irvington neighborhoods that are both ElderPlace-supported housing facilities and a health and social center. Each of the three assisted/residential care facilities are licensed by the state and staffed by ElderPlace employees dedicated to providing dignified care in a compassionate environment.

ElderPlace-supported housing features:

  • Private rooms with private baths
  • Kitchenettes
  • Private patios with sliding glass door (most rooms)
  • In-room emergency call system
  • Dining services
  • Adult day services and meals
  • Recreational and therapeutic activities
  • Transportation to off-site medical appointments and ElderPlace events
  • Close access to shopping and public transportation
  • Pet-friendliness

Residents of ElderPlace-supported housing who are part of the ElderPlace program receive benefits not available in other housing facilities, such as:

  • On-site primary medical care from physicians and nurse practitioners trained in geriatric and/or hospice and palliative care
  • On-site dentistry, optometry, audiology and foot care
  • Full coverage of all necessary medical treatments, medicines and equipment
  • Transportation to and from all off-site medical appointments
  • Care coordination by an on-site primary care team

If you are unsure what living situation is best for your needs, our information specialists can help you. Call us now for more information 503-215-6556 or toll free at 855-418-6048.

All medically necessary care and services are covered in full for PACE enrollees. This means doctor visits, lab tests and diagnostics, all necessary prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and equipment, and more. There are no co-pays or deductibles. PACE covers all the care and services offered by Medicare and Medicaid, plus any additional medically-necessary care you and your ElderPlace team may decide you need.

An interdisciplinary team of professionals, with special knowledge in caring for seniors, provides all of the coordinated care you or your loved one needs. They will work together with you and your family (if appropriate) to develop your most effective care plan.

Services may be provided at home or at one of our health and social centers.

Services include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Primary medical care by physicians and nurse practitioners with expertise in geriatric and/or hospice and palliative care
  • Specialty medical care such as cardiology, orthopedics and pulmonology
  • Dental, hearing, vision and foot care
  • Mental health services
  • Care management and Social Work services
  • Physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation therapy
  • Home health services
  • Recreational and therapeutic activities
  • Prescription and over the counter medications
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Inpatient hospital care and outpatient surgery
  • Laboratory tests and procedures
  • Emergency services
  • Adult day services, social activities and meals
  • In-home care and services
  • Transportation
  • And much more

Homebound participants or those who cannot attend the social center visits are seen by their primary care team at home. Doctors, nurses, therapists, social works and more will make house calls per the participants care plan or as needed.

The PACE model was founded on helping seniors continue to live in their own homes. By offering varying levels of support, in-home care is available to participants who desire to continue living in their own homes and are able to do so safely with help from ElderPlace.

In-home care plans are customized to each participant’s unique needs, and may include:

  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Errands
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal care, such as bathing, dressing and grooming

Our Home Care Coordinator works closely with trained, professional caregivers to provide a seamless experience and ensure quality care.

Along with in-home support, ElderPlace participants also have regular access to our health and social centers for medical care and social and therapeutic activities. Transportation to and from the health and social centers, all medical appointments and ElderPlace coordinated events are provided. The ElderPlace team also helps participants transition to other levels of care, should the need arise.

Our Health and Social Centers are the heart of the Providence ElderPlace community. This is where our participants come together for the medical, social, recreational and therapeutic services that make ElderPlace stand apart from other programs for older adults. Located throughout the Portland metro area and on the North Coast, our centers maintain Providence's high standards of care while fostering independence. Providence ElderPlace/PACE, Oregon currently serves all of Multnomah and Clatsop counties and designated areas of Washington, Clackamas, and Tillamook counties. Please contact us at 855-415-6048 for confirmation of our service area.

At each ElderPlace location, participants enjoy a number of activities throughout the day. Pet, art and music therapies are popular events; as are gathering for book reviews and discussing current events; exploring religious studies; or engaging in creative outlets. During their visit, participants also enjoy a nutritious meal and snacks.

What makes all PACE programs unique is that each social center has an embedded medical clinic. So, while participants attend the social center for activities and meals, they also have access to their primary care team. Physicians or nurse practitioners; pharmacists; physical, speech and occupational therapists; social workers and more make up the primary care team at each center. Other primary care services available at the health and social centers include dental care (by hygienists trained in geriatric care), audiology, optometry and foot care.

When a participant needs medical care beyond what is available at our on-site clinic, our ElderPlace team coordinates scheduling the appointment and getting them there. Our ElderPlace physicians coordinate with the specialists treating their patients, thus providing a true “medical home” for each of our participants.

Information is current as of February 2022.

Make a difference in a senior’s life by volunteering at Providence ElderPlace! 

Join the team at ElderPlace by volunteering with our staff of compassionate professionals. Opportunities are available throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

Providence ElderPlace needs volunteers that enjoy meeting, interacting and assisting our participants and staff. Our volunteers serve in a variety of different areas such as our arts and crafts and palliative care programs, or serving as a friendly visitor, home organizer, clinic office assistant, and much more.

Following an interview, applicants are matched with open volunteer positions based upon qualifications. We ask volunteers to make a six-month commitment.

Thank you for your interest and for giving your time and service to our community. Our volunteers are an important part of Providence ElderPlace and we appreciate their energy and commitment!

To apply or to get more information, email our volunteer coordinator or call 503-215-3610.

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