Elderly Care Center Slated to Open at Skyland

PACE Expects to Open in Fall 2022

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CVS was the first retailer to open in the new Skyland Town Center (2834 Alabama Avenue SE). Courtesy WC Smith.

Edenbridge Health has signed a lease to open a PACE Center at Skyland Town Center, said developer W.C. Smith. PACE will be the first health care facility to locate at the development.

The goal of PACE (The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is to support older adults while they age in place at home. PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain needful elderly participants still living in the community.

According to the District Department of Healthcare Finance, PACE is a nationally-recognized model of care that integrates Medicare and Medicaid benefits for eligible beneficiaries. Under this model, beneficiaries are eligible for a broader array of benefits than is typically available under either Medicaid or Medicare programs and their care is managed by a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary team of clinical professionals working to deliver high-quality and highly coordinated care.

The PACE interdisciplinary team partners with the seniors, their families and the community to manage and support the participant’s medical, therapeutic and social needs.

The nearly 15,000 square foot Skyland location will be Edenbridge’s first center in DC. Element Care, a nonprofit organization that operates several PACE programs in Massachusetts, will be the center’s lead operational partner. The Center’s Executive Director will be Amanda Davis, a licensed social worker who is experienced in working with elderly populations.

Edenbridge expects to open the Skyland center in the fall of 2022 and will serve DC residents living in Wards 7 and 8.

“We welcome Edenbridge to Skyland Town Center. This is an important addition to the neighborhood, as it will provide a vital health care service that has long been absent east of the Anacostia River,” said Chris Smith, Chairman and CEO of WC Smith.

Skyland Town Center is a mixed-use development located at the intersection of Alabama Avenue, Naylor Road and Good Hope Road SE, in Washington’s Ward 7. Rappaport and WC Smith, lead the retail and residential leasing and strategy, respectively.

Roaming Rooster and the first drive-through Starbucks in DC opened at Skyland this year, joining a CVS and a Chase Bank branch. The Crest, a 263-unit multifamily property (and future home to Edenbridge), opened in April 2021. Slated to open later this year are several restaurants, a Lidl grocery store, a barber shop and a nail salon.