CentraCare has been serving older adults in Calhoun County since 2009. The program is located at the Burnham Brook Community Center in Battle Creek, and its mission is to help Calhoun County residents 55 years of age and older remain in their homes, apartments, or other community setting of choice as they age.
The CentraCare program, also known as PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), is a nationally recognized model of care with five Centers in Michigan at this time, with several more in progress. CentraCare provides care for older adults receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits who can be maintained safely in their place of residence with support from our services.
All services are provided free of charge to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. CentraCare provides team-based comprehensive medical management and coordinated care through a medical clinic and day program at our center. High quality transportation is provided by LifeCare Ambulance Service for participants to come to and from the day center. While at the CentraCare Day Health Center, the participant is able to receive medical visits with physicians/nursing care, meals, activities, rehabilitation therapy when needed, and mental health services. Also, if necessary, CentraCare can provide transportation for medical specialty service appointments. Our staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists physical, occupational and recreational therapists, and more.
Our intake specialist can help people apply for Medicaid when needed. The income levels to qualify for Medicaid for this program are higher than some of the other programs in the community, so even if someone has been denied Medicaid in the past, they may qualify for this program. Once someone is enrolled at CentraCare the program assumes full financial responsibility for medications, medical supplies, diabetic supplies and all other healthcare expenses.
Our approach to senior healthcare is holistic and promotes wellness and preventive care that addresses the older adult’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. If you know an older adult or caregiver who might benefit from our program support, please call Alice Richmond, LBSW at 269-441-9313 or 877-284-4071 for more information or to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to give people a tour of our facility, and are also able to provide informational in-home visits.