CentraCare, a private non-profit PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization, was formed in 2008 in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as in conjunction with the National PACE Association, with the mission of providing comprehensive care for the frail elderly population of our region in order to allow them to remain safely in their home for as long as possible. CentraCare’s first location was established in Battle Creek, Michigan, with the mission of serving the Calhoun County region. After the successful launch and subsequent growth of this location, a second CentraCare location was opened in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2013 to serve Kalamazoo and Eastern VanBuren Counties. We currently serve a combined total of 400 participants in both centers and this number continues to grow on a monthly basis. Beginning with a staff of 12 in 2008, we currently have a combined total of over 125 employees at both locations.
Our program coordinates and provides care for the at-risk frail elderly population of our community through an integrated team of health care professionals made up of medical doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, dieticians, and medical social workers all under one roof. This team meets daily to assess the complex health and social needs of our participants and to make any necessary adjustments to the personalized care plan for each individual. Additional medical specialties such as audiology, dentistry, optometry, and podiatry are also offered. Our in-house day center, medical clinic and therapy rooms make it highly convenient for our participants to receive the socialization they need as well as receive comprehensive medical care under one roof.