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Medicaid's PACE Program May Be Beneficial to Caregivers

Posted by Glenda Beavers on Oct 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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.


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Glenda Beavers

Written by: Glenda Beavers

Glenda, a Russellville, Alabama native, moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She currently attends University of North Alabama. Glenda has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience private sitting for seniors. "Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage," she says. Married 43 years, Glenda enjoys spending time with her two sons and five grandchildren. She attends Valdosta Baptist Church in Tuscumbia.