PACE Center in McPherson Open for Enrollment

By Morgan Redding, Director of Communications
July 21, 2016

Bluestem PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) of Bluestem Communities, the State of Kansas and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entered contract together on the 14thof  July 2016. This agreement allows Bluestem PACE to begin enrolling participants into their senior health care program.

The signing of the contract has been eagerly anticipated by many who are waiting to enroll in this innovative approach to senior care. The program provides individualized and holistic medical care to seniors, allowing them to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

“With the signing of this contract we can now begin living the vision that started us down this trail years ago,” said Bluestem PACE Executive Director, Chris Scott. “Enrolling participants into the PACE program is what we have been working towards. We can now begin providing the outstanding care that many seniors need to be able to remain safely in their homes.”

Bluestem PACE will initially serve seniors in 10 counties which include McPherson, Marion, Harvey, Reno, Lincoln, Ottawa, Dickinson, Saline, Ellsworth and Rice.

The program is a service of Bluestem Communities, which is the umbrella organization of Kidron Bethel Village of North Newton and Schowalter Villa of Hesston.

“The PACE program is directly in line with the Bluestem Communities mission and ministry of caring for the elderly,” said Bluestem Communities President/CEO James Krehbiel. “PACE is another avenue to deliver high-quality services on the cutting edge of health care. We are thrilled to now begin enrolling participants.”

The National PACE Association reports that this programming has successfully aided 93% of its participants across 31 states to remain in their home until the end of life.

To learn more about enrollment and the services provided by Bluestem PACE call 844-LUV-PACE (844-588-7223), or visit