PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly designed to keep you living in your own home and community for as long as possible.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
Who is eligible for PACE?
PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by the state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment, and live in a PACE service area.
How much does PACE cost?
If you are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, or Medicaid only, there may be no fee to join the program. If you are eligible for Medicare only, there is a set monthly fee involved. Individuals with commercial insurance or no insurance are encouraged to contact PACE directly to learn more about payment options.
What services are offered by PACE?
Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, a PACE program is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible. Services include the following:
- Adult day care that offers nursing; physical, occupational and recreational therapies; meals; nutritional counseling; social work and personal care;
- Medical care provided by a PACE physician familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant;
- Home Health care and personal care;
- All necessary prescription drugs;
- Social services;
- Medical specialties, such as audiology, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and speech therapy;
- Respite care; and
- Hospital and nursing home care when necessary