“I love everybody here and that love ripples across the board. It feels like everyone has gone on this journey with me and they really feel my pain. The Element Care team helped keep my spirits up, made my situation livable, and made me realize that I am not alone. I have overwhelming feelings of gratitude.”
– SUSAN ALVINO, PACE PARTICIPANT
Born in Lynn and now living in Beverly with her Siamese cat Ace, Susan Alvino has kept a positive outlook on life despite some hardships.
Before joining PACE at Element Care, Susan suffered from spinal stenosis and received weekly pain relief injections, she also visited multiple doctors in Boston regularly. She grew weary of the frequent and long trips to her doctor, struggled with managing her medications and realized that spinal surgery, despite its risks, was likely her best option.
So Susan looked for a good medical team that was closer to home and one that could support her pre and post-surgery and decided to join PACE at Element Care
After joining Element Care, Susan had two surgeries that initially left her quadriplegic and wheelchair bound which she thought would be for life.
With the help of Element Care’s rehab and nursing teams, Susan made tremendous progress. She has slowly gotten the feeling back and is able to stand and walk using a walker. Susan receives PT/OT daily at the PACE Center as well as in her home to ensure a speedy recovery. She is grateful that her rehab team is always pushing her and finding ways to make her life easier and better.
Susan now gets rides to all her medical appointments, help with medication management from her nurses and has a complete medical team close to her home.
“In rehab, they gave me the nickname Sparkle because I had such a positive attitude,” said Susan. “I found my sparkle at Element Care…it’s a miracle that I’m walking and that’s because of all the great care and encouragement that I received from my care team. I love my family and grandchildren enormously and PACE at Element Care is right up there too.”
37 Friend St.
Lynn MA 01902
Upon enrollment participants must receive all health care, primary care and specialist physician services–other than emergency services–as authorized by PACE, or be fully and personally liable for costs of unauthorized services.
Last updated Aug 19 2019