Entries by Star Chang

Japanese visitors tour local senior housing

In its first U.S. tour in more than 14 years, a Japanese senior citizens group visited Orange and Chatham senior housing communities last week before heading north to see more options in Washington, D.C. The Japanese Foundation for Senior Citizens delegates visited a a house in Carrboro designed by architect Jason Hart of CUBE Design […]

Funding means program for seniors can accept new clients

After six months of capped enrollment on the statewide Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a Burlington facility that looks after nearly 140 adults is able to accept new participants again. “We’re so excited about it,” said Marianne Ratcliffe, executive director of Piedmont Health SeniorCare, which has a facility on Vaughn Road and another […]

PACE: A model for efficient use of tax dollars

As anyone who has been following the news knows, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has launched a full-scale effort to cut state government spending. The governor recently asked state agencies to cut costs on the final months of the budget year, saying he wanted to “keep a tight hand on the taxpayer’s purse,” according to reports in the Raleigh News & Observer.
Among the chief causes for concern is Medicaid, which health officials say has run up $140 million in unanticipated spending.

Piedmont Health SeniorCare celebrates historic milestone

Piedmont Health SeniorCare Celebrates Historic Milestone PACE Community Celebrates Opening of Over 100 Programs March 6, 2014 – Burlington, NC– Today, Piedmont Health SeniorCare joins caregivers across the country celebrating a historic milestone in the growth of community-based care for seniors. With the opening of four new programs this month, the number of Programs of […]

Sarah James

Ms. James grew up in Mebane, North Carolina on the same property where she continues to reside with her husband.