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Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky

(859) 970-2450
TDD/TTY Number: 711 or 800-648-6057
nkyenrollment@voa.org
47 Cavalier Blvd., Suite 140, Florence, KY 41042

Website Pending CMS Review

WELCOME TO SENIOR COMMUNITY CARE OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY

An organization developed in sponsorship by Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS), St. Elizabeth Healthcare and developed in collaboration with Baptist Life Communities.

Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky is a comprehensive health care program for seniors living in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Carroll, Owen, Grant and Pendleton countiesand is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, also called PACE.

Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky is for:

  • Seniors age 55+ who want to live at home but need support.
  • Caregivers caring for seniors living at home.
  • Health professionals who want to help seniors living at home remain at home.

As a PACE Provider, Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky helps people live independently at home with a high quality of life. Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky and PACE provide health care in the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes.

Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky

A PACE participant receives comprehensive care for their health and social needs through the program, coordinated by an interdisciplinary care team. Services can include primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, adult day services, home care services, mental health and social services, skilled therapies if needed, and nursing home and hospital care. Participants require a nursing level of care and can live safely in the community with the help of supportive services.

Our Team

Robert McFalls

Executive Director

Robert (Bob) McFalls joined Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky PACE as Executive Director in December. Bob brings a wealth of more than 30 years of experience with long term services and supports for elders and caregivers. Bob began his career as a senior center director with the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging where he later served as Homecare Director, followed by his leading the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, Memphis, as executive director for 17+ years before joining the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and Treasure Coast, West Palm Beach (FL’s largest AAA demographically) as CEO. In this role Bob oversaw a budget of $32M in grantmaking and financial stewardship, philanthropic partnerships, advocacy, civic engagement with retirees and volunteerism with 3,800+ elders.

While in south Florida, he led AAA disaster response for elders and adults with disabilities with door-to-door assistance of food, ice and water to more than 185,000 individuals. Additionally, Bob served as the volunteer President of USAging, Washington, DC, where he subsequently served as Chief Operating Officer. His experience includes implementation of multiple Medicaid Waiver programs, Older Americans Act services, senior volunteer initiatives, development of an Aging and Disability Resource Center, successfully competing for a Medicare Alzheimer’s demonstration project, elder justice/guardianship services, and working with the state attorney general and the U.S. Department of Justice to support older victims of crime.

Bob has been recognized for his leadership and service by numerous aging organizations and has served on a myriad of aging-related boards and commissions. He graduated with academic honors with business degrees from the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Bob holds the distinction of being both a Kentucky Colonel and (fun fact alert!) as a Knight having been inducted into the Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitialler.

Before joining VOANS, Bob managed the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch. A distinguished and widely recognized leader at the national, regional, state and local levels, Bob is excited to join with you in the development and implementation of OUR NORTHERN KENTUCKY PACE PROGRAM.

Brittany Calico, DO

Medical Director

Brittany Calico, DO, is a board-certified geriatrician who joined SCCNKY as part of a joint partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.  She grew up traveling the country as part of a military family and discovered her love for compassionate service and inclusive care along the way.  She began her career by obtaining her EMT certification in Nevada before moving on to attain her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Asbury University here in Kentucky.  She discovered her love of geriatrics while she worked as a physical therapy assistant before attending and graduating from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. 

She continued her training as a family medicine resident in Dallas, Texas, where she achieved the prestigious distinction of becoming dual board certified through both the ACGME and AOA.  She graduated as the “Resident Teacher of the Year” and was awarded the superlative “Queen of Complex Care.” During this time, she deepened her love for service by providing medical care through mission trips to Appalachia, Guatemala and Honduras.  Dr. Calico concluded her training with a fellowship in geriatrics at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  While there, she was the primary investigator on internationally presented research on the Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment in an Outpatient Refugee Clinic.  She was honored as a Futures Scholar of the American Geriatric Society, training under multiple past AGS presidents.  Thereafter, she joined St Elizabeth Geriatrics and has worked in short term rehabilitation and long-term care for the past 6 years, achieving recognition as a Cincinnati’s Top Doc.  Dr. Calico joins SCCNKY as their medical director and is ecstatic at the opportunity to serve PACE participants in the northern Kentucky community.

FAQS

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) delivers all needed medical and supportive services. The program provides the entire spectrum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible.

The PACE model of care can be traced to the early 1970s. The Chinatown-North Beach community of San Francisco saw the pressing needs of families whose elders had immigrated from Italy, China and the Philippines for long-term care services. On Lok Senior Health Services, a nonprofit corporation, was the first to create a community-based system of care in San Francisco.

There are over 125 PACE providers like Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky nationwide.

The average PACE program participant is 77 years old, has 7.9 medical conditions and is limited in roughly three activities of daily living. Despite a high level of care needs, more than 90 percent of PACE participants are able to continue to live in the community. (Source: www.npaonline.org) *By clicking this link you will be leaving the Senior Community Care of Northern Kentucky Website.

PACE serves people who are age 55 or older. They must be certified by the state to need nursing home care. They must also be able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area.

Please call our PACE Enrollment Team at (859) 970-2450. You can also visit our PACE Center to inquire about eligibility, services and becoming a participant. For our location, please see our Services section.

Yes. If a person meets the income and assets limits to qualify for Medicaid, the program pays for a portion of the monthly PACE premium. Medicare pays for the rest. If a person does not qualify for Medicaid, he or she is responsible for the portion of the monthly premium Medicaid would pay. PACE staff can help determine a person’s Medicaid eligibility.

Yes. We provide transportation to and from the PACE Center. Not only is transportation provided between the participant’s home and the Center, but also to important medical appointments and other activities.

No. Participants in the PACE program attend the PACE center based on their needs. 

We offer all healthcare-related services based on individualized needs, allowing the participant the ability to continue living in the community, cost savings and much more. For a complete list of services that Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky provides, please visit our Services section.

Yes. All prescription and over-the-counter drugs deemed necessary by the PACE care team are covered by Senior CommUnity Care of Northern Kentucky.

We support your family members and other caregivers with training, support groups and respite care. This helps families keep their loved ones in the community.

A participant is free to dis-enroll from our program and resume their benefits in the traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.

You can volunteer at our PACE Center. Contact us at (859) 970-2450 for details.

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