The PACE Advantage
PACE Participants Are Served by a Comprehensive Team of Professionals Upon enrollment in PACE, participants and their caregivers meet with an interdisciplinary team (IDT) that includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians, personal care aides, transportation drivers and others. Their needs are assessed, and an individualized care plan is developed to respond to all of the participant’s needs – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
PACE Participants Receive Regular, "High-Touch" Care - they receive comprehensive health and supportive services across a range of settings. At the PACE center they receive primary care, therapy, meals, recreation, socialization and personal care. In the home PACE offers skilled care, personal care supportive services, and supports such as ramps, grab bars, and other tools that facilitate participant safety. In the community PACE offers access to specialists and other providers.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model provides a comprehensive all-inclusive package of medical and supportive services. The PACE financing model combines payments from Medicare and Medicaid or private pay sources into one bundled payment to provide the entire continuum of health care and social services in response to a person’s individual needs. The first PACE program was implemented in Michigan in 1995. There are currently 10 PACE programs in Michigan. Over 57% of "nursing home eligible" older adults who live at home in Michigan currently have PACE as an option in their community.