Sutter Health Unveils New Sacramento Senior Health Center
New PACE Facility to Triple Capacity, Expand Services for Sacramento County’s Growing Elderly Population
With much fanfare, Sutter Health on Tuesday unveiled its new Sutter SeniorCare PACE Center, a 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical and day center complex that will replace two older facilities and effectively triple the capacity for Sacramento County elderly residents.
The new complex, which is located off Richards Boulevard and opens in mid-December, will offer:
- Dedicated space for the care of seniors with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues.
- Eight medical exam rooms, a dedicated procedure room and a dentistry suite.
- Arts and crafts space where seniors can express their creativity.
- Large, secure outdoor recreation areas for exercise and gardening.
- Indoor and outdoor physical and occupational therapy areas.
- A beauty salon.
- A library with computer and printer access.
- And many other services that help area seniors stay active and remain in their own homes.
As the Sacramento service provider of PACE – a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly – for more than 25 years, Sutter Health remains committed to the well-being of our community’s frail and elderly residents. Sutter SeniorCare is a comprehensive health plan for frail seniors, providing well-coordinated healthcare and social services that enable seniors to remain living independently in their homes and preventing premature nursing home placement. Enrolled seniors can access medical services and recreation activities on-site, receive skilled nursing and personal care in their home, and have medical equipment and medications delivered to their home as needed. Transportation is provided by the program to-and-from the PACE center, doctor’s appointments and social outings.
The program covers all preventative, routine and outpatient specialty care with a team of primary geriatric care physicians and a network of medical specialists. Hospital, emergency and urgent care, and pharmacy services are covered benefits. In addition to medical care, dental, vision, podiatry and audiology services are provided on-site, including fittings for eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids.
Participating in the center’s unveiling and helping to cut the ribbon for the PACE Center were U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, state Sen. Richard Pan, M.D., Sacramento Councilman Jeff Harris, and Sutter Health President of System Enterprises Rishi Sikka, M.D.
For more information on the PACE Program and to apply, go to www.sutterhealth.org/services/senior-geriatric/senior-pace.