Rachel Broudy, MD
Rachel fell into geriatric medicine when she discovered the PACE model of care, a model that provides interdisciplinary care to frail elders to keep them living at home. She has spent most of her career in PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elders) and has been the Medical Director of the PACE program at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA and of Mercy LIFE in West Springfield, MA. In PACE she has collaborated with patients, families and a clinical team to coordinate the care of frail and complexly ill patients across home, hospital and nursing home settings. She also served as the Medical Director of the Senior Care Program at Cambridge Health Alliance, a post-acute and long-term care program. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is boarded in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. She completed the American Association for Physician Leadership Institute and the Faculty Scholars Program at the Geriatric Center of Excellence at Boston University. Currently she is the Medical Director of Pioneer Valley Hospice and Palliative Care and is the lead faculty consultant on Ariadne’s project addressing COVID-19 and the care of older adults in nursing homes.
Rachel is passionate about building a future where healthcare for frail elders is based on well-being; where our clinical interventions integrate older people more fully into our communities; and our systems of care prioritize and encourage agency, social connection and sense of purpose.
By Rachel Broudy Sixteen years ago, Dan Buettner studied the places in the world where people lived the longest. He went to the communities where people outlived their neighbors, with greater numbers of people living into their 90s and 100s. He called these the Blue Zones. As Mr. Buettner explored the Blue Zones, he found… Continue reading Mapping Wellbeing: Four Ways to a Longer and More Meaningful Life
By Rachel Broudy In recent years, there has been a movement in health care to focus on goal driven care, where the goals are patient goals and the laudable intent is to provide patient-centered care. However, there is something uncomfortable for me in the focus on goal driven care, goal attainability scales, and achieving what… Continue reading Beyond Goal Driven Care: Autonomy, Meaning, and Belonging in Nursing Home Care