If given a choice, elders prefer to age at home. Yet, coordinating all the necessary care leaves many families with tremendous stress and burdens. For limited English speaking immigrant families, language and cultural barriers pose additional challenges.
Join ICHS to create a better way to age
In 2015, ICHS and Kin On joined forces and co-founded a revolutionary aging-in-place program for the Asian and Pacific Islander community. It is modeled after the success of the ICHS PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) center launched in 2019 at Legacy House.
PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. It is an innovative model program that provides frail individuals age 55 and older comprehensive medical and social services coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals in a community-based center and in their homes, helping program participants delay or avoid long-term nursing home care. Each PACE participant receives customized care that is planned and delivered by a coordinated, interdisciplinary team of professionals working at the center. The team meets regularly with each participant and his or her representative in order to assess the participant's needs. A participant's care plan usually integrates some home care services from the team with several visits each week to the PACE center, which serves as the hub for medical care, rehabilitation, social activities and dining.
A successful $25 million capital campaign will help build a 25,000-square-foot senior center and clinic to offer wraparound services that reimagine elder care, maximize quality of life for families and keep our community healthy and whole.
The AiPACE Center is part of a larger collaborative project to combat gentrification in South Seattle. Through strategic partnerships, the multi-generational facility will include:
- Senior Services by Aging in PACE Washington (AiPACE)
- Affordable and workforce housing developed by Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)
- Childcare center with early childhood education operated by El Centro de la Raza