Background & Goal
Many among the rapidly growing aging population who are eligible for nursing home care prefer to remain in their homes and communities but still need comprehensive health care and other services.
The On Lok Senior Health Services helps seniors to live and be part of their communities, enjoying the comforts of home and family, for as long as possible.
On Lok is a network of centers combined with clinics and day services programs for seniors that provides comprehensive medical (acute, rehab and long term care) and health care, prescription drugs, bilingual case management, home-cooked meals and opportunities to socialize to more than 1,000 elders in multiple San Francisco and Bay Area locations. An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians, recreational therapists, home care and health workers, and drivers formulates, coordinates and provides the services and activities.
Evidence of Success
- Cost of care has been cited as being 15% lower than under the traditional fee-for-service care system. On Lok has had no cost overruns and has been able to self-insure for future needs.
Continued Impact of PACE Program- National PACE Association (NPA) 2011: