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9. B. 2.
Approval of dissolution documents for Senior Health Partners Realignment
Helen Guzzo, Senior Services Manager, Senior Services
Resolved, the Calhoun County Board of Commission does hereby approve the dissolution of the Senior Health Partners agreement making the program a wholly owned subsidiary of Comprehensive Senior Care Corporation doing business as Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. instead of a community collaboration between Bronson Battle Creek, Summit Pointe, Calhoun County, the Battle Creek Y Center and Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E., and authorizes Kelli Scott, Calhoun County Administrator/Controller to sign the dissolution documents on behalf of the County, subject to minor modifications in language acceptable to the Administrator Controller and Corporation Counsel.
County Administration supports this recommendation. Corporate Counsel Jim Dyer reviewed the dissolution documents. Mnor modifications, particularly concerning the identification of the County in the Agreement, may occur in the final signed copy.
Senior Health Partners has been a collaborative community partnership for twenty years with community partners paying a fee or contributing in-kind services to provide services including health education, support groups, nurse monitored fitness programs, and caregiver support for older adults in Calhoun County. Senior Health Partners (SHP) with Comprehensive Senior Care Corporation as the holder of the contracts, currently has three Senior Millage funded contracts with Calhoun County: Community Care Options, $400,000 annually; Senior Fitness & Fun, $110,000 annually and Rural Health Education, $20,000 annually. Calhoun County has also been a contributing partner paying $25,000 each year to be part of the partnership. While the partners have changed over the years, the current partnership is between five organizations, Bronson Battle Creek, Summit Pointe, Calhoun County, the Battle Creek Y Center and Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. (whose legal name is Comprehensive Senior Care Corporation).
Bronson Battle Creek and Summit Point have been the leading partners, each contributing $50,000 per year to the partnership. The Y Center is a new partner who has provided in-kind office space and a $10,000 partnership payment. Senior Care Partners/P.A.C.E. has been a partner providing services as the fiduciary for SHP. Because of budget cuts at Bronson and the Y Center, and Medicaid reimbursement changes at Summit Point, the partners are no longer able to provide partnership support starting in 2021.
Linda Grap, the current Director of Senior Health Partners, is retiring on Dec. 31, 2020 and Senior Health Partners will become a program of Senior Care Partners PACE (whose legal name is Comprehensive Senior Care Corporation and who used to be known as CentraCare) including the County contracts for the three programs listed above. Senior Care Partners PACE's CEO will provide management oversight for SHP's continued work until a new staff position can be hired.
Dissolution of Senior Health Partners (SHP) frees up $25,000 of Senior Millage contractual funding that was being paid annually since 2012 for other needed services for seniors in the county. The three Senior Millage contracts for Community Care Options, Senior Fitness and Fun and Rural Health Education will continue to provide services to Calhoun County residents, these contracts are between the County and Comprehensive Senior Care Corporation, which has served as the fiduciary for SHP. Services will continue as before with the same staff. The management and administration of oversight for SHP is changing with the dissolution of the agreement for the collaborative community partnership.
Memorandum of Dissolution
Agreement to Terminate
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