Senior CommUnity Care of Colorado, Montrose County

TDD/TTY Number (970) 435-4018

2377 Robins Way, Montrose, CO 81401

This page is currently under review by CMS as of 2/13/2023.


Senior CommUnity Care offers healthcare and other services to support individuals over the age of 55 who need assistance to continue living comfortably and independently in their own homes. We are a provider of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the first to operate in Western Colorado.

Senior CommUnity Care PACE is for:

Mission and Values

The Senior CommUnity Care PACE mission is to enhance the quality of life and independence for frail, older adults by providing services, which help them stay in their community and in their own residence.

Our Values focus around:

• Extraordinary Care
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Mutual Respect
• Supporting Dignity of Each Individual
• Honest Communication
• Confidentiality
• Individual Choice and Preferences

The PACE Philosophy: Supporting Independence

The mission of Senior CommUnity Care PACE is to help you live safely in the community and your own home as long as possible. To meet this goal, PACE organizations focus on preventive care and collaboration with your care team.

Senior CommUnity Care is one source for all your care.

When you enroll in the Senior CommUnity Care program, we provide and are responsible for all of your care, which is provided to you at no cost if you are both Medicare and Medicaid eligible, and the service is approved by the IDT. Let us help you determine if you qualify. However, you may be financially responsible for any care you receive outside the program that is not approved by the PACE interdisciplinary team (except in an emergency).


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Keith Howell


Keith Howell is the Executive Director of Senior CommUnity Care PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and oversees the program with sites in Montrose and Delta Counties. He has been a resident of the Western Slope since 2010. Keith graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Bellevue University. Keith has been with Senior CommUnity Care / Volunteers of America since 2010.

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Doug Speedie


Doug Speedie has been the Medical Director for Senior CommUnity Care PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) since July of 2018. Prior to that, he was the Medical Director at Rocky Mountain Health Plans for 11 years. From 1983 to 2005 he was the senior physician at Internal Medicine Associates of Delta.

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Justin Williams


Justin Williams is the Center Director of Senior CommUnity Care (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and oversees the program in Montrose County. Justin has, most recently, been a resident of the Western Slope since 2016, though he grew up in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. Justin started his journey with VOA as the Chaplain for SCC PACE Colorado—serving in the role for almost three years. During this time he developed an appreciation for the PACE model and mission of VOA in helping America’s Most Vulnerable. Justin brings with him over 10 years of administrative and leadership experience in the areas of hospitality, academia, pastoral, and management roles. He began working as the Center Director in Montrose over the summer of 2021.

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Cara Helmick


Cara Helmick is the Center Director of Senior CommUnity Care (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and oversees the program in Delta County. Cara is a Delta County native and is honored to work for VOA serving her home community. Cara earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2012 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She joined SCC in 2013 as a staff social worker before taking the role as Center Director in 2019.


PACE stands for “Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.” PACE is a comprehensive, coordinated health care program sponsored by Medicare, Medicaid and private funds, which provides medically necessary care and services.

To participate in PACE, you must be:

  • At least 55 years old;
  • Eligible for nursing facility level of care;
  • Able to live safely at home and in the community with support; and
  • Living in a Senior CommUnity Care PACE service area.
  • Meet certain Financial requirements.

All prescription and non-prescription drugs, along with all office visits deemed necessary by the interdisciplinary team, are covered 100 percent by Senior CommUnity Care PACE. As long as you are enrolled with Senior CommUnity Care PACE, you will never experience an out-of- pocket cost for health care.

Senior CommUnity Care PACE has an expert team of enrollment specialists to help you through the enrollment process. In Delta County, contact Briana Brozina at 970.417.1194 or email at In Montrose County, contact Courtney Whitney at 970.640.1726 or email at or you can call at 866.961.1451 for general information.

No. The goal of PACE is to keep older adults living safely at home. Participants can visit the PACE center on weekdays.

You are free to disenroll from PACE at the end of any month and resume your benefits in traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.

Senior CommUnity Care PACE makes sure you have the necessary care you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will never be without access to assistance, day or night. Our registered nurses, physicians and center administrators are only a phone call away.

In most cases, participants retain their primary care physician as Senior CommUnity Care PACE contracts with most community physicians in Delta and Montrose counties. Participants can also utilize the PACE physician if you do not currently receive services from a physician.

Senior CommUnity Care Pace is designed to utilize Medicare and Medicaid funds to provide Coordinated Healthcare, Social Engagement, Medication Management, Transportation, In-Home Assistance and other Specialty care options. All eligible seniors over 55 years of age are welcome to participate and we can assist in determining your qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid and assist in the application process.

  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID: no cost to the participant.
  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID: no cost to the participant.
  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE ONLY: participants pay the Medicaid portion plus Medicare Part D.
  • IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE OR MEDICAID: participants pay the self-pay rate.

Call 1.866.961.1451 to get answers to all your questions.

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