PACE is for Caregivers

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MERCY LIFE - Alabama

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Jul 19, 2023

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Alabama - Gulf Coast

PACE is for Caregivers

You want the best care for your aging loved one, but getting that care can be frustrating. You know what it is like to drive your loved one to different appointments. You know managing medications and coordinating care between doctors can be challenging and time consuming. You struggle with leaving your loved one at home alone during the day.

It doesn't have to be this way. Thousands of families across America have found a different and better kind of care for their aging loved ones through PACE programs. Trinity Health PACE and our programs across the country can coordinate all the care and services your loved one needs. A nursing home doesn't have to be in their future. Here are some tips to help you cope as a caregiver. You can also see if your loved one qualifies for PACE services.

10 Tips for Family & Caregivers

  • Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often.
  • Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it.
  • When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do.
  • Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition and how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  • There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one’s independence.
  • Trust your instincts. Most of the time they’ll lead you in the right direction.
  • Caregivers often do a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling. Be good to your back by learning safe lifting techniques.
  • Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.
  • Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.
  • Caregivers often do a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling. Be good to your back by learning safe lifting techniques.
  • Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.


Trinity Health PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

As an alternative to nursing home care, Trinity Health PACE's care model gives participants and caregivers far more than medical services. Our full-circle care offers many advantages:

• We partner with you with complete and coordinated care from our team of healthcare experts who specialize in senior care. This interdisciplinary team has primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, therapists, social workers, dieticians, and home health aides - all working together to design care plans centered around individual health needs. This team is what makes our model of care special. With this full-circle care, we can treat the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

• PACE offers the freedom and independence you long for, as we provide care that helps seniors live safely at home as long as possible.  Our participants' dignity and independence are our priority. Our goal is to positively impact our participants' health and overall well-being where they are most comfortable and connected in the community – the sacred place they call home. 

• Our multi-touch approach to program participants provides peace of mind to both participants and their families. Our team takes the time to organize and coordinate all services needed with personalized care plans. We partner with you to ease the stress of managing appointments, medications and more.

• Our extensive list of medical and support services gives participants more resources and options than other long-term services and support plans. 

Contact Mercy Life in Mobile, Alabama at 251-287-8420 to find out how the PACE program can help you.

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