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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

New Report from Altarum and the National PACE Association Highlights the PACE Model of Care’s Flexibility and Resiliency in Response to Covid-19 

A new report details how Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) have been effective at keeping nursing home-eligible enrollees safer in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. PACE uses an interdisciplinary team approach that enables 95 percent of enrollees to continue to live in the community and outside of a nursing home. But the normal model of care of receiving transportation and attending a PACE center where social, nutritional, medical, personal care and other services are provided has been challenged during the pandemic.

As a former state aging director and the daughter of caregivers over a twenty year period of time, I am well versed as to the joys and anguish which caregivers and their loved ones experience. And these days it is even tougher with not being able to be together.

During a pandemic, I admit that it can be rather difficult to ‘look on the bright side.’ To keep from catching or spreading the coronavirus, we have shut ourselves in and stopped doing many of the things we once enjoyed. We only ‘visit’ with our family and friends through our phones, tablets or laptops and we have to stay distant and cover our faces when we venture out to take care of the essentials, such as buying groceries and attending medical appointments. Life in the year 2020 sure is different.

As if protecting ourselves against COVID-19 and the flu (see a video by our CEO Roger Myers) isn’t enough we also need to watch out for mosquito-born diseases. These include Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus denge, and malaria. The best way to prevent diseases spread by mosquitos is to avoid being bitten. The following can help protect you and your family from mosquito bites:

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