CHEYENNE – Wyoming PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) will be closed from Friday through Monday during its move to a new facility at 1200 E. 20th St. The program will reopen for business Tuesday.
Wyoming PACE is a nonprofit health and supportive services program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to long-term care placement. The program is administered by the Wyoming Institute of Population Health, a division of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Wyoming PACE was started in January 2013. It is the first and only PACE program to be offered in Wyoming.
There are 126 PACE programs in the United States. Those programs oversee 260 PACE centers serving more than 49,000 participants in 31 states.
PACE programs are required to meet rigorous federal guidelines and standards to operate. Wyoming PACE participants must be 55 years of age or older, meet criteria for admission to a nursing facility, live in Laramie County and receive PACE support without jeopardizing their current health or safety.
There is no cost for participants who are Medicaid eligible or who have Medicare and Medicaid. Those without Medicare or Medicaid may pay privately for PACE.
Services include: on-site physician access; medical and nursing care; hospital and emergency care; prescription drug coverage and management; lab tests and diagnostic procedures; meals and nutritional counseling; physical/occupational/speech therapy; home care; adult day health care and transportation.
An open house in the new location will be scheduled later this summer. The open house will give community members an opportunity to see the new facility, learn more about the program and meet the PACE caregiver team.