PACE programs provide all-inclusive health care and support services for older adults so they may retain their independence and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. An alternative to skilled nursing care, PACE offers coordinated medical care as well as wellness support and social engagement to those who qualify. PACE is funded by federal and state governments through a person’s Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and covers everything those traditional benefits cover.
Who is eligible to enroll?
- Individuals 55 and up
- Must live in the PACE Program service area
- Those who require a skilled level of care (as decided by your state)
- Those who are able to live in the community with PACE assistance
- Those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid
What services does PACE provide?
- Primary care (doctor and nursing services)
- Dentistry care
- Emergency services
- Home care
- Hospital care
- Lab/X-Ray services
- Medical specialty services
- Skilled nursing stays
- Nutrition counseling
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
- Preventative care
- Social services (counseling, support groups, caregiver training)
- Social work (case management)
How can I find out if I qualify?
To find a PACE program in your area, click here to search or call your local Medicaid office. If you do not qualify for Medicaid, you can still utilize PACE services with Medicare benefits, with additional premium costs (Medicare.gov).