Gov. Beshear Announces $1 Million To Support Older Adults in West Louisville

- 08/24/2023

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 12, 2023) – Today, continuing his support of health care for aging Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $1 million in funding to the City of Louisville to renovate the Adult Day Health Center at ElderServe. The newly renovated space will offer services to aid in memory care and cognitive function as well as recreational activities under the care of medical staff.

This announcement comes just months after ElderServe reopened its doors in March after briefly pausing operations. The new Adult Day Health Center provides older adults in West Louisville with programs that improve their quality of life and well-being.

“Today’s announcement will have a big impact on memory care for our aging Kentuckians and will expand on the community ElderServe has already built here in West Louisville,” said Gov. Beshear. “Caring for folks when they need us most is part of our Kentucky values. When we live up to those values, we build a better Kentucky for everyone.”

“At metro government, our goal every day is to make Louisville a safer, stronger and healthier city,” said Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg. “The work happening here at ElderServe is an important part of that goal. Giving seniors a place to gather to eat together, take classes together and find community and connection is incredibly important. I am excited for the clients, staff and everyone who will be a part of this organization’s bright future.”

The services at the Adult Day Health Center will provide affordable health care options for senior citizens and will help Kentuckians who have older family members in need of assistance. Caretakers will be able to go to work or school without worrying if an older loved one is in a safe environment. This investment helps address the need for quality senior health care options in West Louisville.

“This center will play a crucial role in providing affordable and accessible care for older adults,” said Tim Findley, CEO of ElderServe. “We realize that so many caregivers have limited resources to provide care for their loved ones while also balancing work and other responsibilities. We at ElderServe seek to lead the charge in supporting the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers. This is monumental!”

Renovation activities will include the installation of new windows and doors, painting, new flooring and ceilings, HVAC and electrical upgrades, plumbing and large handicapped accessible restrooms with grab bars.

Gov. Beshear has repeatedly made investments in the well-being of older adults across Kentucky.

In August 2022, he announced the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, to provide aging Kentuckians with a variety of home- and community-based services at a more affordable level. In June 2022, the Governor announced $1 million in funding to build a new senior center in Pikeville. In November 2022, he announced $764,560 to rehabilitate the Grand Towers Senior Housing multifamily housing building located in Newport. During the height of the pandemic, Gov. Beshear prioritized fast-tracking Medicaid enrollment, garnering national recognition.

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