Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
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The Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) provides comprehensive long-term services and supports to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees.
It is designed to provide community-based services to people age 55 or older who otherwise would need a nursing home level of care.
A team of health professionals assesses an enrollee’s needs, develops care plans and delivers all services to the enrollee. That team can consist of primary care physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, recreational therapists, dietitians, PACE center supervisors and personal care attendants.
PACE benefits include all Medicaid and Medicare covered services, such as:
- Primary care
- Hospital care
- Medical specialty services
- Prescription drugs
- Nursing home care
- Emergency services
- Home care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Adult day care
- Recreational therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Social services
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Social work counseling