Health—General & Rehabilitative

CENTER FOR ELDERS INDEPENDENCE

  • Oakland, CA
  • www.cei.elders.org

Mission Statement

The Center for Elders' Independence provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, which promote autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. CEI is a provider of the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) which uses an interdisciplinary care team to provide fully integrated medical and social services and long-term supports to frail seniors.

The Center for Elders' Independence (CEI) has a long history of providing quality services to low-income seniors in Oakland and the East San Francisco Bay Area. CEI's preceding organization, Community Adult Day Health Services, Inc., an Adult Day Health Center, opened on the Highland Hospital campus in 1982 in order to address an unmet need for long-term care services for frail seniors. The agency merged with the Coalition for Elders' Independence, Inc., in 1991 and began doing business as the Center for Elders' Independence in 1992, offering the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Since then, CEI has expanded its operations to include four PACE centers located in Oakland and Berkeley. Our 5th site in San Leandro will open in Spring 2017. We also work with two Alternative Care Settings: Hong Fook ADHC in Oakland and Guardian Adult Day ADHC in El Sobrante.

Since 2005, CEI has served over 1500 enrollees. As of October 2016, the total census for our program is 700.

100% of seniors enrolled in CEI's PACE program are low- to very-low income and are eligible for MediCal; 88% are dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare and 12% are Medi-Cal elligible only.seniors living Oakland and surrounding communities in the geographic region of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California. 93% of our enrollees reside in the community, with only 7% living in skilled nursing facilities. The majority of our enrollees arae 65 years and above (85%), about 24% of our enrollees are 85 years and above. Primary languages spoken are English (64%), Chinese (14%), Spanish (10%), Korean (7%), Tagalog (2%), and Other (3%).

PACE is a provider-based managed care program which utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to provide participants with medical, social, nutritional, and rehabilitative services. The PACE program covers all Medicare and Medicaid services plus additional services authorized by the PACE interdisciplinary team. Services are provided in PACE centers, the participant's home, and institutions.

CEI PACE serves participants in Contra Costa County (El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, and Kensington) and Alameda County (Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and the City of Alameda) through four PACE Centers, in-home services, transportation services, nutrition services, and a network of medical specialty physicians, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities.

87% of enrollees rate overall PACE care as Very Satisfied; 95% would refer PACE to a close friend. $60,000,000

Main Programs

  1. Specialist and Nursing Care
  2. Caregiver Support and Education
Service Areas

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California

We are a PACE provider serving frail seniors in the San Francisco East Bay Area with medical and social servces.

ruling year

1994

Chief Executive Officer

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Linda Trowbridge

Keywords

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Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, (PACE), comprehensive, healthcare, services, alternative, to, nursing, home, placement.

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Also Known As

Center for Elders' Indepndence (CEI)

EIN

94-3123446

 Number

5665728725

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Geriatrics (G94)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Overview

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CEI is a provider of the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) which is the clear solution to the challenges faced in the current fragmented, long-term care industry.

Programs

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Program 1

Specialist and Nursing Care

Center for Elders Independence program participants receive the following medical and non-medical services. Medical services include but are not limited to: Physician, specialist and nursing care, prescription medications, professional services such as dentistry, optometry, podiatry, audiology, psychiatry, laboratory and other diagnostic services. Hospital care, emergency and nursing home care, durable equipment such as walkers, hospital beds, and wheelchairs and rehabilitative therapies. Non-medical services include but are not limited to: activities-recreational therapy programs including art, drama, celebrations, music, exercise, support groups and field trips. Home care assistance with personal care, light housekeeping, nutritional counseling, social services counseling, assistance with benefits, family support. Transportation to and from the PACE Centers and other services. We serve over 350 elders in 3 locations in Oakland and Berkeley.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$60,000,000

Program 2

Caregiver Support and Education

CEI’s “Caring for the Caregiver” Program enhances comprehensive care coordination for our participants by providing information, skills training, and support for family and other unpaid caregivers (CGs). It aims to provide them with much-needed relief from caregiving’s ongoing emotional and physical demands. CEI’s “Caring for the Caregiver” Program offers eight, 60-minute sessions to a cohort of up to 20 caregivers, at least weekly. The final session includes an acknowledgement for completing the series. All sessions take place in a confidential support group setting, facilitated by a nurse educator and a social worker.

The objectives of the program are to ensure that unpaid caregivers:
• Demonstrate increased knowledge to help manage frail seniors’ chronic health issues
• Experience increased confidence about managing their seniors’ care
• Provide critical feedback and observations to CEI to improve our care
• Sustain caregiving responsibilities because of their own improved physical and emotional health

The content of the “Caring for the Caregivers” program has been developed in conjunction with several dozen medical care staff, social workers, and caregivers about their direct experiences, as well as surveys of available training materials. The curriculum focuses on relevant topics affecting caregivers:

• Self-care for the caregiver
• Home safety and fall prevention
• Sleeping well
• Stress reduction (2 sessions)
• Memory loss and cognitive decline
• Behavior management
• End-of-life planning and bereavement

Each session includes information and resource exchange, small group activities, design of realistic action plans, and safe group sharing/support to discuss concerns and offer compassion, encouragement and suggestions (potentially with ongoing structured support groups for program alumni). Caregivers are provided a personal binder, and corresponding written instructional and reference materials are distributed weekly. We also provide each caregiver with a CEI-designed Caregiver Survival Kit.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$50,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We are a PACE provider serving frail seniors in the San Francisco East Bay Area with medical and social servces.

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Funding Needs

Ongoing need for funds to augment Medicare/Medi-Cal capitation, provide a rich and varied activitiy program, enhance mental/behavioral health services, plan/construct/equip new centers to extend the geographic reach of our services.

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CENTER FOR ELDERS INDEPENDENCE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Chief Executive Officer

Linda Trowbridge

BIO

Linda Trowbridge became CEO of Center for Elders’ Independence in July 2013, bringing 30 years of health care management experience and a longtime interest in the PACE model of integrated care. She has been involved strategically and as an operational leader with large national and regional health care systems in most areas of the health care arena, including delivery systems with acute care hospitals, physician groups, home care and hospice, long term care, and managed care. Most recently, she was a Principal at Health Management Associates, Inc. where she worked with integrated organizations, housing, health plans and community‐based organizations and responded to opportunities and challenges created through the Affordable Care Act. Prior to that, she was with Kaiser Permanente for ten years, where she served the last seven as the Executive Director of the Continuum for Northern California and was responsible for establishing strategic, financial, and operational direction for services managed through the continuum of care and for efficiencies in the hospitals. Prior to that position, she served as the Continuing Care Leader for the North East Bay for Kaiser Permanente. Linda has a record of designing new organizational structures and models of care that improve efficiency, save costs, raise quality and meet regulatory standards. Earlier in her career, she was the Regional Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development for the St. Joseph Health System in northern California and also the CEO of St. Joseph Home Care. She also worked with Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and the Sisters of Providence Health Systems. She earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration at San Francisco State University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Colorado.

STATEMENT FROM THE Chief Executive Officer

""PACE providers are responsible for all care throughout a participant's life.  We can only stay in business by concentrating on early intervention to avoid the cost of more expensive care. We are the only health plan that denies people enrollment because they are too healthy and can not dissenroll clients for health reasons.  It's a great model of care.""

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Smart MPA

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