A philanthropic endowment granted nearly $50,000 to Care Resources PACE to launch telehealth services for the elderly.
Care Resources PACE, Kent County’s only PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provider, said last week that it received $49,909 from The Michigan Health Endowment Fund to launch telehealth services for its vulnerable elderly program participants.
Care Resources will use the funds to implement telehealth technology to ensure greater protection against COVID-19.
The launch of telehealth services and monitoring will give the Care Resources clinical team another tool to use in providing wrap-around care to keep people in their homes. Telehealth services also reduce caregiver strain, decrease emergency room visits and improve participant health.
“Providing telehealth services has never been more important than it is right now,” said Tracey McKnight, Care Resources CEO. “Monitoring our participants in their homes through telehealth services not only allows us to keep our participants and staff safe during this crisis but also allows our team to be responsive to their medical needs in an innovative way going forward to keep them in their homes, which is our primary goal.”
Care Resources was one of 61 Michigan providers and safety net organizations to receive grants from The Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
The funder awarded nearly $3 million in grants to accelerate telehealth treatment in Michigan.