Fallon’s Summit ElderCare Sets a New Standard

Summit ElderCare, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) facility operated by Fallon Community Health Plan, which opened its doors roughly a year ago, now serves 53 participants. “They are called ‘participants,’ rather than ‘clients,’ ‘patients,’ or ‘customers,’ because that term best describes what they are,” said Kristine Bostek, vice president and executive director of Summit ElderCare.

Bostek explains that the individuals are participating in a program that provides medical care, geriatric case management, care coordination, adult day health services, full insurance coverage (including Medicare Part D prescription coverage) and in-home support in a personalized setting that features interaction with other seniors and a host of activities.