The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly offered by Medicaid, known as the PACE program, is an assistance program that provides medical and social services to seniors who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. When a senior is accepted into the PACE program, that becomes their sole source of Medicaid and Medicare benefits.
PACE allows seniors to stay living where they are rather than move to a nursing home to receive care. It also gives healthcare providers the freedom to offer most, if not all, healthcare services that the senior may need. Medicare and Medicaid usually only offer fee-for-service care that is refunded after the visit.
For caregivers, particular ones who are caring for spouses or family members, the PACE program can be very helpful. It can help financially in many ways by helping to ensure continuation of care while allowing the senior to continue to live in their own home and be cared for by the loved one of their choice.
To learn more about PACE’s availability in your zip code, visit the PACE Plan Search page.