New PACE center to open in Wichita

 Wichita, KS – Ascension Living HOPE broke ground on a new Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) center, located at 775 N. Edwards Ave. 

Compared to Ascension Living HOPE’s current location, the new 32,000-square-foot PACE building will feature more natural light, a larger rehabilitation center, added therapy programming, an outdoor courtyard, a pharmacy, and more support for participants needing memory support.  

Ascension Living HOPE will continue to serve eligible residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas, who are age 55 or over, qualify for a nursing home level of care as defined by the state, and are able to live safely in the community. Since 2002, Ascension Living HOPE has been providing all-inclusive wraparound medical care and services that help adults 55 or older who are at high risk of hospitalization or other medical interventions to stay living in their home and the community they love, within Sedgwick County. 

The program will continue to provide many services to participants both inside and outside a home. The Ascension Living HOPE team offers options that are usually private pay or limited by insurance, such as:

  • Transportation to PACE medical clinic and medical appointments;
  • Recreational therapy and social activities;
  • In-home support for daily living activities;
  • Personal care; and
  • Housekeeping, laundry and more.


For more information, call 316-816-9441 or visit ascensionliving.org/hope today. 

Photo: Ascension Living HOPE leaders (from left) Azalee Jones, Director of Activities; James Bernardo, Director of Facility Management; Mika Bishop, Site Director; Lori Sidebottom, Home Care Manager; Melissa Johnson, Executive Director; Cindi McNutt, Director of Clinical Services/Home Care; Khalida Mahdi, MD, Medical Director; Janell Owings, Director of Rehabilitation; Jenni Davidson, Director of Social Work; Dawnan Zoglman, HIM Manager; Jennifer Campbell, Director of Marketing; Amber Eagles, Director of Quality Improvement.,Not pictured: Peter Youngs, Chaplain, blessed the ground of the new Ascension Living HOPE center.

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About us

Ascension Living HOPE is the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provider for Sedgwick County, Kansas. The program is designed to promote the provision of quality comprehensive health services to older adults. Ascension Living HOPE assists participants to remain safe and independent in the community for as long as possible. This is accomplished through comprehensive, high quality health and social services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Learn more at www.ascensionliving.org/hope

Ascension Living, based in St. Louis and part of Ascension, is a mission-driven senior living provider deeply connected to our Catholic faith that cares for the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of all individuals we serve. Our Mission calls us to provide spiritually centered, holistic care to seniors, particularly those most in need. We offer a wide range of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. Regardless of everyone’s stage in life, our goal is to provide seniors with opportunities designed to make their lives joyful, enriching and satisfying. With communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia, our ministries are continually developing and adopting new best practices in care that enhance the experiences of our residents, program participants and patients. Learn more at www.ascensionliving.org.

Ascension (www.ascension.org)  is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2021, Ascension provided $2.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.