Entries by Katie Martinson

 Simplifying medical care for older adults

How PACE is Streamlining Healthcare for Older Adults The complexity of getting medical care as we age can turn into a full-time job of chasing appointments and providers. In addition to annual appointments, screenings and testing, specialists are playing a larger role in the medical care of the average senior. A study released in 2020. […]

Three Things I Learned Visiting a PACE Center

As a healthcare writer, I’ve spent time in plenty of nursing homes, assisted care facilities, and independent living communities, but I’d never stepped foot in a PACE center until earlier this year. Here are three things I learned from visiting Element Care PACE in Beverly that shed light on why this senior care option is […]

PACE Programs Continue to Innovate

Massachusetts-based Element Care extends PACE day-care programs into the home. Author: David Raths Healthcare Innovation July 6th, 2021 The pandemic’s devastating impact on nursing home residents also put a spotlight on programs that care for patients with complex care needs in the community. Many of them have had to get creative and rely on technology […]

TeleHealth is Here to Stay

After a year of change, how will homecare adapt online? by Hannah Wolfson Home Care Magazine Tuesday, June 1st, 2021   In the earliest days of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic—in a news story published on March 16, 2020, to be exact—we reported that homecare companies were facing a new problem: denials of service. Patients and […]

At Home Care for the Elderly

To the Editor, New York Times: Re “Rethinking Nursing Home Care, Even With Vaccines” (news article, May 9): Families don’t have to decide between caring for aging parents at home with help from hired aides or sending them to live in nursing homes. Since the 1970s, Medicaid has paid for people 55 and over to […]


LYNN — After a year of relying almost completely on telehealth, the virtual health platform at Element Care PACE in Lynn has expanded to incorporate avatars, personal reminders and a variety of meeting options for elderly patients. At Element Care — a nonprofit healthcare organization serving seniors living at home — the telehealth options have evolved into […]

Beverly Harborlight House Staff, Members Get Vaccinated, Beverly Patch

Element Care helped deliver the second dose to the at-risk and low-income seniors on Thursday. BEVERLY, MA — Patricia Jackson admits she was nervous about getting a coronavirus vaccine shot when they first became available. It was only after talking to her doctor at Harborlight House that she decided it go for it. “She went […]