PACE Participants Love Their Pet Time! (Monday, March 31, 2014 – A Pet’s Life Magazine)

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Pets make a wonderful difference throughout our lives, from our earliest days to our golden years. For the seniors at St. Paul’s PACE, pet therapy, provided through the San Diego Humane Society, is a wonderful way for frail seniors to cope with depression and chronic illness. The PACE program is a health plan for seniors age 55 and older who prefer not to move into a nursing home, but whose medical problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without help from doctors, nurses, social workers and other caregivers. PACE is designed specifically to offer an alternative to institutional living for seniors who live in San Diego and are eligible for nursing home level of care as certified by the California Department of Health Care Services.

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