"PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY" (PACE)
Participating providers and locations across the USA.
"Although all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about seven percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee does need nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care."
The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an in-home care model for seniors focused on keeping them at home and out of institutional nursing facilities.
PACE provides in-home care and nursing facility care when needed.
The following services are provided through the PACE Program:
- Delivering medical and support services, so that seniors can maintain their independence in their homes for as long as possible.
- Adult day care including nursing care
- Home health and personal care
- Physical, occupational and recreational therapies
- Senior meals and nutritional counseling.
- Social work
- Medical care provided by a PACE physician familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant
- Necessary prescription drugs
- Audiology, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and speech therapy
- Respite care
- Hospital and nursing home care when necessary
Some of the benefits from PACE include:
-In-home caregivers and health care professionals who listen to and can respond to their individualized senior health care needs.
-An option for seniors to continue living in the community as long as possible.
-One-stop shopping for all senior health care services.
How much does PACE cost?
What seniors pay for PACE depends on their financial situation. As per Medicare.gov:
If you have Medicaid, you won't pay a monthly premium for the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit.
If you don't qualify for Medicaid but you have Medicare, you'll be charged a monthly premium to cover the long-term care portion of the PACE benefit and a premium for Medicare Part D drugs.
There's no deductible or copayment for any drug, service, or care approved by your health care team.
If you don't have Medicare or Medicaid, you can pay for PACE privately.
source: medicare.gov, npaonline.org
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