Tina

I love getting to know new people! People share their story, describe what they need as they get older, as we chat in their home. I’ve worked for many years in aging services, including at both nursing homes and community-based programs. Once I came to PACE, I found a place that helps people get excellent health care, stay living at home and create vibrant new friendships! My favorite part of my job is seeing the transformation PACE can make in an older adult’s life.

Tina assists in helping older adults and their families to decide what comes next in their healthcare and determine if they are eligible for PACE services.

During an assessment in the person’s home, Tina will discuss insurances, advanced directives, housing and other topics about aging. If PACE seems like a good fit, she then coordinates the assessment process with PACE staff and apply for insurances, including Medicaid, as needed. Tina assists the participant until they are settled in with the excellent Personal Care Team at PACE on the first day of their enrollment. Then she's off to find the next person who needs Huron Valley PACE!  

In her free time, Tina loves to host giant dinner parties - very little makes her happier than having friends and family crowded into our house with good food and good conversation all around! She also enjoys making comforting family recipes, like her grandma’s potato salad, her mom’s chicken pot pie, or that blackberry cobbler her dad loves so much.

Heather

I fell in love with PACE when I was doing my internship. Everyone at PACE loves their job and it shows through the smile and attitude they express daily. PACE feels like an extension of my family. The care and attention each of our participants receive makes a real difference in each of their lives. Our participants have a wealth of knowledge to share and I truly enjoy learning from each one of them.

As part of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, Heather travels to potential PACE participant's homes to do an initial intake assessment and gather financial and insurance documentation for Medicaid purposes. If the individual meets all four of the eligibility criteria, she then schedules them for a pre-enrollment visit to PACE.

Heather is also responsible for maintaining each of PACE’s current participants Medicaid and Food Stamp benefits. She communicates with the participant and/or their caregiver about the documentation needed each year at redetermination time along with the required documents for DHHS for this process.

In her free time, Heather enjoys making memories with her family and cheering on her children on as they accomplish milestones. She also enjoys the laughter and silliness of family game nights.  Very dear to her heart, Heather loves spending quality time with her parents and making sure her children have a multitude of memories with them.

Andrea

I fell in love with PACE when I was doing my internship. Everyone at PACE loves their job and it shows through the smile and attitude they express daily. PACE feels like an extension of my family. The care and attention each of our participants receive makes a real difference in each of their lives. Our participants have a wealth of knowledge to share and I truly enjoy learning from each one of them.

Andrea visits potential participants in their homes to do an assessment prior to enrollment.  She also provides annual assessments for enrolled participants to ensure safety in the home. 

In her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Sara

I enjoy working for PACE because of passionate, caring coworkers who truly try to work together to meet the PACE mission of keeping people in their homes and communities. Those who join PACE can expect a level of care that is rarely found elsewhere.

Sara visits participants in their homes to make sure that they are receiving the services that they need to continue living in their homes safely. These visits start with a pre-enrollment visit to assess the safety of each living situation and occur on a regular basis every six months after someone is enrolled in the program. A home visit may also occur when a request for services is made or a safety concern is noted.

In her free-time, Sarah enjoys dancing. For the past 15 years, Sara and her husband have enjoyed ballroom and swing dance, participating in dances and dance clubs.

Linda

 
I enjoy the participants’ smiling faces at PACE. When I see them each day, I feel like they are so happy to see me. I also appreciate working with a great staff!

Linda helps to provide support and guidance for pre-enrollees and new participants and their families.  She ensures that the participants' needs and concerns are addressed.

In her free time, Linda most enjoys being a mother.  When she gets home from work, she has "girl talk" with her daughters - they talk about anything and everything and have lots of laughs!