SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award® nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge today to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California. Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the senior vice president of the California Hospital Association, was a special guest at the opening.
"InnovAge Greater California PACE helps serve the needs of a rapidly growing senior population in San Bernardino and Riverside counties," said Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge. "We have seen a great demand for this innovative system of care designed to meet the needs of individuals who want to remain living with more independence and with a greater quality of life within their homes and communities. The program also provides caregivers with the peace of mind that their loved ones are enjoying the best quality of life possible, and offers them a respite from the often strenuous demands of care-giving."
The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer the latest senior care innovations in the Inland Empire. IGCAP will provide up to 2,000 aging adults with critical services they need to live safely and independently in their homes and communities, as well as employing more than 400 people at full capacity.
According to the California Department of Aging, the senior population is estimated to increase by more than 150 percent in San Bernardino and by more than 100 percent in Riverside County by 2020. 
About InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP)
The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center will offer services including a primary care clinic, Alzheimer's and dementia care, a therapy gym, in-home care, day rooms for socialization, entertainment and nutrition education. The center will also provide transportation to and from the facility and to and from medical appointments. IGCAP participants receive all needed healthcare services, including primary care and specialist physician services, from IGCAP or from an entity, person or company authorized by IGCAP. IGCAP participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-network services.
Medi-Cal beneficiaries who have a share of cost remain responsible for their individual share of cost. Participants without Medi-Cal pay a monthly premium to cover long term care and a premium for Medicare Part D drugs. PACE organizations are regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). DHCS does not promote or endorse InnovAge or any provider over another.
InnovAge is an organization that empowers seniors and caregivers by creating a personalized roadmap for aging based on an individual's unique and evolving needs. As a leader in senior care, InnovAge guides and offers tailored solutions for aging adults and their families, with the goal of keeping loved ones independent for as long as possible in their own homes. InnovAge has supported and cared for thousands of seniors since 1991 and currently operates in Colorado, New Mexico, and now California. In addition to the PACE program, InnovAge also offers in-home care services, healthcare and day programs, care management, memory loss programs and affordable senior housing. Services vary by location.
For more information about InnovAge services, please call toll free 877-653-0015 or TTY available toll-free: dial 711 and request a connection to 877-653-0015. The InnovAge Greater California PACE (IGCAP) center is located at 410 E. Parkcenter Circle North, San Bernardino and will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
H6079_4010_IGCAPGONewsRel_CMS approved 04/02/2014
 i California Department of Aging, "Data & Statistics - Facts About California's Elderly." March 2012. Available at http://www.aging.ca.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Facts_About_Elderly/.