Sen. Skinner secures $1M for planned senior healthcare facility in El Sobrante

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State Sen. Nancy Skinner helped secure $1 million in funding in the latest state budget to support construction of a new facility in El Sobrante that will provide coordinated healthcare and services for seniors in the East Bay.

Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) will operate the new location scheduled to open in early 2024.

In January, CEI announced plans to close its Guardian Adult Day Health Care Center at 3905 San Pablo Dam Road in order to make way for this new state-of-the-art facility, which will provide care via the PACE model.

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides medical care and integrated support services, enabling older adults with multiple health challenges to live safely in a home and their community setting for as long as possible.

“We are very grateful to both Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sen. Nancy Skinner for their ongoing commitment to the Master Plan for Aging, and for Sen. Skinner’s unwavering support of CEI and older adults in East Bay communities,” CEI President and CEO Maria Zamora said in a statement.

Sen. Skinner called support for CEI’s new facility “an easy decision.”

“This state funding will enable CEI to expand its health care services for frail, older adults with complicated health conditions in West Contra Costa County, complimenting CEI’s existing services in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, and other East Bay cities.”

CEI is in its 41st year in the East Bay, serving more than 1,100 senior participants using PACE at centers in San Leandro, East Oakland, Downtown Oakland, Berkeley and Concord.  CEI also provides care coordination for more than 470 residents of all ages in Alameda and Contra Costa counties through the Home and Community Based Alternatives (HCBA) waiver program. The program helps disabled persons ages 18 and over to stay living independently in their communities.

For more information about Center for Elders’ Independence, visit cei.elders.org or call (844) 319-1150.