My Elder Service Plan — Rodman’s Story

My Elder Service Plan — Rodman’s Story


We’ve been in this house 50 years and they always … Since 1966 Dad … [In] ’65 the twins were born in this house.
I bought this house in sixty-five… But it’s still over fifty years …
Oh yeah. These are the oldest boys And there’s three more. There’s two girls and another boy in this house. Oh yeah, yeah, I got no complaints. He takes good care of me… At PACE we can enroll people from their homesteading which is an apartment, a senior apartment, or their own home. Our mission is to keep people home and out of hospitals and out of nursing homes, and
if their needs increase, then we can provide different levels of living for
them such as supportive housing or assisted living. I’d like to go to different
places but he don’t let me go downstairs unless he’s there and I agree with him
there. He put an extra railing on the stairway down here you know so I got one on both sides. And he put another one along side of my bed so when I get out of bed all I gotta do is pull the bar. PACE’s transportation helps families because they have peace of mind
that their loved one is taken care of. So Rodman has mobility issues and our
drivers are trained to be attentive to his and all of our participants specific
needs so they are able to get where they need to go safely. Sean was standing
behind me and when I almost fell he was right there and he grabbed me. Yeah, he’s got me – he had my back all the time. I don’t have no problem at all. I got these two guys here I can rely on, and the Center. Other than that, everything has been cool. We have two locations one in East Cambridge and
one in Malden. We have a comprehensive interdisciplinary team. Right when you
join our program you’re visited by a provider, so a doctor, or nurse
practitioner, a nurse, a social worker, a dietitian, our rehab staff, activities. We
are each assessing different needs that participants have to really
have full lives. We invite people to come in and take a look at the site, take
a tour, meet some staff, see the activities that happen on a daily basis
and find out how to preserve independence dignity and health.