At the age of 65, Bruce Johnson has had multiple strokes. The stroke had limited Johnson’s ability to speak and to walk. After the strokes, he required more care. Care that just his family wasn’t able to provide without help.
As family looked for solutions, they came across Midland Care PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). PACE offered an opportunity for Johnson to continue living in his own home, have help with daily tasks, expand his physical ability and improve his mental outlook.
After enrolling in Midland Care PACE, Johnson began going to the Day Center, where he would attend physical therapy, enjoy lunch and the company of others, and participate in activities that he enjoyed, like practicing his golf putting.
Making the Day Center a space that participants enjoy is an essential part of the program. The more frequently participants come to the day center, the better their health outcomes tend to be.
Johnson goes to the Midland Care PACE Day Center two times a week at his leisure. The center offers transportation each way. Both Johnson and family have noticed a significant change in his independence and mental and physical health since joining Midland Care PACE.
The Midland Care Day Center has a small kitchen and cafeteria, where participants can have breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack — as well as access to computers, handicapped-accessible showers and restrooms. There is also a lovely sitting room for relaxing and other activities. In addition, there are examination rooms where participants can have regular check-ups and participate in physical therapy.
Johnson is just one of many who have enjoyed the benefits of Midland Care PACE. The PACE program is available for most of the Northeast Kansas area.
If you’d like more information about how PACE can help you or someone you love, contact Midland Care at 1-800-726-7450 or visit www.midlandcare.org. The sooner you call, the sooner they can help.
MIDLAND CARE OPTIONS:
Midland Care Topeka
Administration, Palliative Care Clinic, Education Center
200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
785-232-2044 • 800-491-3691
Midland Care Topeka PACE Center
Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
130 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
The House at Midland Care
Inpatient Hospice House, Adult Day Health
120 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
Midland Care on 6th Avenue
Center for Hope and Healing, Findables Resale Store
1112 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
Meals on Wheels
Meal delivery, wellness checks
2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614