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How PACE Works

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older and certified by their state to need a nursing home level of care to live as independently as possible.

PACE coordinates and provides all needed preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services, so older individuals can continue living in the community.

PACE Offers High Quality Care

  • PACE utilizes interdisciplinary care teams – including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, therapists, van drivers, and aides – to exchange information and solve problems as the conditions and needs of each participant change – all with the objective of enabling participants to live longer in the community.
  • PACE provides participants with regular access to physicians and other primary care professions who know them and who specialize in caring for older people.
  • The PACE model combines payments from Medicare and Medicaid or private pay sources into one flat-rate payment to provide the entire range of health care and services, including hospital care, in response to the individual participant’s needs.
  • PACE utilizes transportation systems to enable participants to live as independently as possible in the community while having access to the supportive services, medical specialists, therapies, and other medical care that they need.