Swope Health has exciting projects in the works to help ensure access to comprehensive, quality healthcare throughout Kansas City, while also advancing key neighborhood development in the communities we serve. Learn more about these projects!
PACE KC is not an approved PACE provider and does not yet offer PACE services. This information is for educational purposes only.
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a healthcare program that provides a full range of health and wellness services to allow older adults to age gracefully in their home communities.
Swope Health has launched a capital campaign for the development of this program in Jackson County, to be called PACE KC, and for a new state-of-the-art Adult Wellness Center where many PACE services would be provided to qualified Jackson County residents.
A long-term care option unlike any other in our area, PACE KC will be designed to follow the model successfully used at 140 organizations nationally to offer the entire continuum of care and services to individuals age 55 and older, with a proactive, hands-on approach to personalized healthcare.
PACE emphasizes comprehensive, coordinated and preventive care that treats the whole person – addressing physical, emotional and psychological needs. A team of providers works together across many disciplines to help PACE members achieve and maintain their health and wellness goals.
Eligibility for PACE KC would require members to be Jackson County residents who are 55 or older, certified by MO HealthNet, and able to live safely in the community with PACE support at the time of enrollment. The PACE model offers the following:
- Comprehensive healthcare – from primary care to specialized care and every level in between
- A unique health insurance plan that supports the goal of healthy independent living
- A team of personal health navigators to provide guidance at every step of aging in place
- Door-through-door transportation to and from all care-related visits and activities
- Prescription drugs and prescribed over-the-counter medications, including convenient, reliable at-home delivery with personalized instructions
- Home care services to support health and safety in the home
Located adjacent to Swope Health Central at 4141 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., the PACE KC Adult Wellness Center will be the planned home of the PACE KC interdisciplinary care team and the central hub for most PACE KC services.
The 32,000-square-foot, two-story building will be welcoming and comfortable, with opportunities for socialization, fitness classes, meals and companionship. Along with clinical spaces to provide primary care, medical services and other therapies, plans include a day center, rehabilitation gym, computer lab, library, arts and crafts room, bathing suite, low-stimulation memory care area, outdoor recreation space and meeting rooms. At full capacity, PACE KC would provide 90 high-quality jobs.
In July 2021, the Sunderland Foundation announced a grant of $1.5 million to support the project. We hope to break ground on the PACE KC Adult Wellness Center in late 2021 or early 2022, with planned opening in 2023 for this key addition to neighborhood development.
For more information about PACE KC, email Executive Director Heath Rath at email@example.com. To make a gift or pledge in support of the PACE KC Capital Campaign, email Angela Smart, Executive Director of the Swope Health Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) has embarked on a campaign to break down barriers to health, education and behavioral health in downtown KCK. Swope Health joins in the campaign and plans to locate a new primary care and dental clinic in the center.
KCKCC leads the development of a $70 million, 130,000 square foot comprehensive center to provide whole-person services. Along with Swope Health, partners in the program are the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Wyandot Behavioral Health Network, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and Community America Credit Union.
Swope Health will provide primary care, children’s health, dental services and women’s health at the new center. Partners envision shared clients once those presenting for care or services from one agency become aware of other opportunities for education, health and behavioral health services, community supports and other assistance.
KCKCC will provide technical education programming to prepare graduates for successful high-wage, high-demand career fields. The college also will offer ESL, GED, other associate degrees and transfer programs. For example, through a partnership with University of Kansas Health System, new employees without a diploma can attend classes onsite with KCKCC instructors to earn their GED.
Two major expansion areas include Commercial Construction Technology and Automation Engineering, which will help meet the growing need for these high-paying careers.
In partnership with KCK Public Schools, 11th and 12th graders will attend KCKCC and receive their high school diploma and associate of applied science degree in Commercial Construction Technology simultaneously.
The YMCA will offer programs focused on healthy lifestyles, weight loss management and chronic diseases that can be improved through stress relief, healthy diet and exercise. The new center will offer active adult programs, lifestyle education, nutrition, youth activities and youth enrichment.
The construction of the KCK Community Education, Health and Wellness Center will serve to address historically low per capita median income and high unemployment rates in eastern Wyandotte County. The center seeks to provide more equitable access to education and workforce training opportunities for individuals living in and near KCK, resulting in massive job creation in high-demand fields.
This project, an economic catalyst itself, will create 54 new jobs, resulting in approximately $2.5 million in additional income in downtown KCK annually and will serve thousands of individuals.
For more information or to make a gift or pledge in support of the KCKCC Community Education, Health and Wellness Center, email Angela Smart, Executive Director of the Swope Health Foundation, at email@example.com.