Dr. Pamela Cacchione, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and faculty member in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, practices clinically with the Mercy Life – West Philadelphia program. She is joined by Denise Groppe, the Enrollment Coordinator of InovaCares for Seniors PACE Program.

Dr. Cacchione and Mrs. Groppe discuss the daily activities and services provided in these two exemplar PACE programs. PACE provides comprehensive care through services including, but not limited to:

  • Primary Care (including doctor and nursing services)
  • Hospital Care
  • Medical Specialty Services
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Home Care
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Adult Day Care
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Meals
  • Dentistry
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Social Services
  • Laboratory/X-ray Services
  • Social Work Counseling
  • Transportation


Show originally aired May 22, 2017




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