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Amory PACE Center

The Amory PACE Center is a comprehensive service center and residential apartment complex for frail elders and persons with disabilities.

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) recently completed a $4 million renovation at 125A Amory Street, a formerly dilapidated structure behind the Amory Street Elderly/Disabled public housing development. The community is now supported by a full-service center for elderly and disabled residents over the age of 55. The Center is operated by the Upham’s Corner Health Center through its Elder Service Plan-PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for Elders). PACE is a community-based, comprehensive initiative providing medical, adult day health and supportive care for frail elders that allows them to remain living independently in the community rather than in a nursing home. In Massachusetts, PACE programs operate under the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. This is the first PACE site in the Amory neighborhood, with two other sites in Boston.

Nationally, the PACE program has received wide acclaim for:

  • Preventing unnecessary emergency room care, hospitalization and nursing home placement
  • Lowering overall medical costs
  • Establishing and sustaining high levels of comprehensive, coordinated community-based care to a very vulnerable and frail elder population

The PACE interdisciplinary team coordinates, manages and develops individual care plans for each resident, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. This includes primary care, specialty care, dental and eye care, prescription drugs, home health services, rehabilitative services, nutrition, surgery and hospital care, respite care and transportation to/from the PACE adult day health center and to medical appointments. These services  – as well as medical monitoring and treatments, structured activities, exercise and therapies –  are provided at the Amory Center at no charge for eligible BHA public housing residents.

In addition to the new PACE Center, BHA has created 12 residential apartments on the ground floor at 125 Amory Street for clients that will benefit from on-site, 24-hour care and services. 

For more information, contact Upham’s Corner Health Center