Physician in Geriatric Care - Elder Services Day Program (PACE Program) - SE Dartmouth, MA
Job ID: 7341
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Summit Eldercare - Dartmouth
People rave about the beautiful decor and work setting at Summit and we are always looking for talented providers at all of our locations which include; Worcester, Leominster, Lowell, Springfield, Webster and Dartmouth- We would love to hear from you if there's interest in any of our locations, come take a tour!
Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members--always-making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, we deliver equitable, high-quality coordinated care and are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality.
Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare® is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly–PACE for short. PACE, an alternative to nursing home care, is a program that helps people 55 and older continue living safely at home. At Fallon Health, we believe our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities allow us to better serve our members. We embrace and encourage differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that make people unique.
Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE— in the region.
Our Physicians have flexibility to devote as much time as needed for the clinical and social needs of our participants and their caregivers to provide individualized quality care by a team of geriatric care professionals who work together with participants and caregivers to address each individual's specific needs. This team of professionals is an essential component of the Summit ElderCare PACE program.
The team uses a collaborative approach to care planning and is called the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). The IDT is comprised of Providers (MD/DO and NP/PA), Nurses, Social Workers, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Health Aides, Recreation staff, Home Care and Transportation Coordinators and Site Administrator. This approach to care is the gold standard for complex and frail older adults who wish to avoid nursing home placement.
Summit ElderCare is the only program of its kind in central Massachusetts. Summit ElderCare started as part of a PACE demonstration project, and is one of Eight PACE programs in the State. There are more than 118 PACE programs nationwide. And, although Fallon Community Health Plan sponsors Summit ElderCare, a participant does not have to be an FCHP member to enroll.
Summit ElderCare is committed to maximizing the dignity and respect of older adults and to enable elders to remain in their homes and in their communities as long as medically and socially feasible. Summit ElderCare enhances their quality of life and their autonomy. Summit ElderCare preserves and supports the elderly adult's family as an integral part of this mission.
Established in 1995 as an alternative to nursing home placement, Summit ElderCare is focused on caring for older adults in an environment that helps enhance their quality of life and autonomy by helping them to stay in their homes and communities.
Recognizing a community need for more comprehensive services, care and support for frail elders who want to remain independent, and their caregivers, FCHP founded the Elder Service Plan, now known as Summit ElderCare. It started as part of a statewide project in Massachusetts under the leadership of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's PACE program. The program began with just eight participants. Since then, hundreds of participants and their caregivers have received services from the program.
Today, Summit ElderCare is one of six PACE programs in Massachusetts and more than 90 programs nationwide. This Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) first became available to residents of Worcester County, the city of Marlborough and the town of Hudson in 1995. The program was provided permanent provider status by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in September 2002.
Summit ElderCare values the trust and confidence that participants and their caregivers place in us. We take quiet pride in sharing the care. Summit ElderCare participants are neighbors and friends. We look forward to continuing our mission of helping older adults maintain optimum levels of functioning, well being and independence in the comfort of their own homes and communities.
Highlights of Summit ElderCare
- Primary care physicians and staff with expertise in geriatrics (the care of older adults)
- Specialty care
- Full prescription drug coverage
- 100% hospitalization coverage
- Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Adult day health program
- Medical transportation
- Family caregiver support
- Specialized dementia and geriatric care
Education: Medical degree, Geriatric specialty strongly desired
License: A doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine or surgery in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current DEA certificate.
Certification: Board certification Internal Medicine, Geriatrics or Family Practice preferred
Experience: Two or more years working with a frail or elderly population. Previous managment experience desirable.
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