Pace was originally founded in San Francisco in the early 1970s to help the Asian and Hispanic cultures care for their elderly without having to place them in a nursing home setting. Community leaders formed a nonprofit corporation called On Lok Senior health Services to create a community based system of care. On Lok is Cantonese for “peaceful, happy abode”.
The successful model has been well received and has gradually spread across the country. As of 2020 , 31 states offer PACE programs and Virginia is proud to be one of those states.
The first PACE program in Virginia opened it’s doors in 2007. As of 2020 Virginia has 11 PACE programs throughout the state with more sites in development.
PACE is a nationally recognized community-based alternative to nursing home care that currently serves over 51,000 individuals providing services to help them safely stay at home. Contact the PACE Center nearest you to learn more and to determine if your zip code falls into their service area.
To find out if you live in a PACE service area contact the PACE center nearest you or use the link below to enter your zip code.