Learn about PACE from actual participants and PACE caregivers.
We all want the best care for our aging loved one, but getting that care can be frustrating. If you have an aging loved one, you know what it’s like to drive your loved one from appointment to appointment; to manage all of their medications; to deal with doctors who don’t talk to one another; and you struggle with leaving your loved one at home, alone and without the supervision, company and interaction they want and need.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Thousands of families across America have found a different and better kind of care for their aging loved ones – PACE. And what these PACE families have experienced is a program that provides and coordinates all the types of care your loved one needs, so you don’t have to place them in a nursing home. This care includes:
|● Medical care||● Personal care|
|● Rehabilitation||● Social interaction|
|● Medications||● And even transportation|
All in one place so your loved one can live at home.
PACE was created as a way to provide you, your family, caregivers, and professional health care providers the flexibility to meet your health care needs and to help you continue living in the community.
In PACE there is never a co-pay, deductible or coverage gap so you can access the care, services and medications that you need.
An interdisciplinary team of professionals will provide all of the coordinated care you need. These professionals are also experts in working with older people. They will work together with you and your family (if appropriate) to develop your most effective plan of care.
Once enrolled in PACE, the amount you pay each month will not change no matter what care and services you might need. The program provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as authorized by the interdisciplinary team, as well as additional medically-necessary care and services not covered by Medicare and Medicaid. PACE provides coverage for prescription drugs, doctor care, transportation, home care, checkups, hospital visits, and even nursing home stays whenever necessary.
In PACE there is never a co-pay, deductible or coverage gap so you can access the care, services and medications you need. Because PACE provides and is responsible for all of your care, you may be held financially responsible for any care you receive outside the program that is not approved by the PACE interdisciplinary team.
Note: You can leave a PACE program at any time. Enrollment and disenrollment usually occurs at the beginning of each month.
Note: In the State of Pennsylvania PACE is known as LIFE or Living Independence for the Elderly.
Note: You cannot enroll or disenroll at the Social Security office, you should contact the PACE organization directly.