Summit Eldercare Brings Comprehensive Approach to Senior Care to Springfield

Fallon Community Health Plan’s Summit ElderCare, which celebrated a grand opening last week, aims to provide a comprehensive approach to senior care. The program provides medical care, geriatric case management, care coordination, adult day health services and full insurance coverage – including Medicare Part D prescription coverage and in-home support – all in one personalized program. Summit ElderCare also provides transportation and employs a social activities coordinator, social worker and physical and occupational therapists. It is part of Medicaid’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), reflecting a national trend toward patient-centered medical care that improves quality and saves money by avoiding nursing home and hospital stays.