Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky PACE

Last modified on March 1st, 2024 at 04:59 pm


Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky is a comprehensive health care program for seniors living in Jefferson county and is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, also called PACE.

Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky is for:

  • Seniors who want to live at home but need support.
  • Caregivers caring for seniors living at home.
  • Health professionals who want to help seniors living at home remain at home.

As a PACE Provider, Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky helps people live independently at home with a high quality of life. Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky and PACE provide health care in the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes.

Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky

A PACE participant receives comprehensive care for their health and social needs through the program, coordinated by an interdisciplinary care team. Services can include primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, adult day services, home care services, mental health and social services, skilled therapies if needed, and nursing home and hospital care. Participants require a nursing level of care and are able to live safely in the community with the help of supportive services.

Our Team

Chiquita Booker

Executive Director

My name is Chiquita Booker, the Executive Director for Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky PACE. I am originally from Louisville and a servant of the community. I graduated from Spencerian College in 1988 with a degree in Practical Nursing, and have since served in various aspects of healthcare from skilled nursing in the long-term care spectrum, to home healthcare, outpatient surgical services and in my last role in the independent and assisted living aging adult housing sector for Christian Care Communities. .

Through a partnership with Volunteers of America National Services and Christian Care Communities, I transitioned into my new role and have the amazing opportunity to bring PACE (Program of the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) to Jefferson County. PACE is a home and community based service that integrates medical and supportive services, by providing the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs. I started my journey with VOANS in July of 2022, and feel so blessed to be a part of bringing this model of care for aging adults to our community.

When I started the previous chapter of my life, I thought it would be my last professional stop. After serving for ten years in senior housing and witnessing the daily challenges of our seniors, the struggle to obtain resources to stay safe and as healthy as possible in their homes, I knew that PACE would be my next chapter. PACE is an opportunity for me to be used as a tool to assist well deserved individual’s with options to live wherever they call home safely as long as possible.

Jimmie Burkhead

Center Director

I have greatly enjoyed my new home of Louisville, KY. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Sociology. I continued my education with a Master’s program in Communication at Michigan State University. My career encompasses a passionate journey of non-profit service and leadership. It’s important to use my time and talents to serve the most vulnerable among us. My time in non-profit includes but is not limited to senior care, substance abuse, prison recidivism, domestic violence, foster care, gun violence, health disparities, HIV, and transient and migrant populations. I spent a decade utilizing my skills to ensure the success of a health clinic at an Episcopal Church.

Ultimately, this is what drew me to Volunteers of America and the PACE program. Volunteers of America has a long and fruitful history of mission-driven work. I am also passionate about animal welfare and have rehabbed and rescued cats and dogs for most of my adult life. Like one of the animals I’ve worked with, I say with confidence that I have found my forever home.

Coming soon

Medical Director


PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) delivers all needed medical and supportive services. The program provides the entire spectrum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible.

The PACE model of care can be traced to the early 1970s. The Chinatown-North Beach community of San Francisco saw the pressing needs of families whose elders had immigrated from Italy, China and the Philippines for long-term care services. On Lok Senior Health Services, a nonprofit corporation, was the first to create a community-based system of care in San Francisco.

There are over 125 PACE providers like Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky nationwide.

The average PACE program participant is 77 years old, has 7.9 medical conditions and is limited in roughly three activities of daily living. Despite a high level of care needs, more than 90 percent of PACE participants are able to continue to live in the community. (Source: *By clicking this link you will be leaving the Senior Community Care of Kentucky Website.

PACE serves people who are age 55 or older. They must be certified by their state to need nursing home care. They must also be able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area.

Please call our PACE Enrollment Team at (502) 314-2059. You can also visit our PACE Center to inquire about eligibility, services and becoming a participant. For our location, please see our Services section.

Yes. If a person meets the income and assets limits to qualify for Medicaid, the program pays for a portion of the monthly PACE premium. Medicare pays for the rest. If a person does not qualify for Medicaid, he or she is responsible for the portion of the monthly premium Medicaid would pay. PACE staff can help determine a person’s Medicaid eligibility.

Yes. We provide transportation to and from the PACE Center. Not only is transportation provided between the participant’s home and the Center, but also to important medical appointments and other activities.

No. Participants in the PACE program attend the PACE center based on their needs. 

We offer all healthcare related services based on individualized needs, allowing the participant the ability to continue living in the community, cost savings and much more. For a complete list of services that Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky provides, please visit our Services section.

Yes. All prescription and over-the-counter drugs deemed necessary by the PACE care team are covered by Senior CommUnity Care of Kentucky.

We support your family members and other caregivers with training, support groups and respite care. This helps families keep their loved ones in the community.

A participant is free to dis-enroll from our program and resume their benefits in the traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.

You can volunteer at our PACE Center. Contact us at (502) 314-2059 for details.

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