PACE: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded program that provides a wide range of coordinated medical, social, and long-term care services to eligible individuals, with the goal of enabling them to live independently within the community. PACE participants receive a customized care plan that includes medical services like primary care, specialist visits, and prescription medications – as well as supportive services like social activities, meals, and transportation.
PACE operates on the belief that seniors with chronic care needs, and their families, are better served in the community rather than in an institutional setting whenever possible. By providing and coordinating all needed medical and supportive services through a comprehensive team of professionals (called an interdisciplinary care team), Florida PACE Centers helps older adults to maintain independence in their homes – avoiding or delaying permanent placement in long-term care settings.
PACE is Comprehensive
Florida PACE Centers provide personalized attention, coordinated medical care, meals, activities, social engagement, and more. All in a trusted environment of life-enhancing care.
PACE is Easy
Based on a holistic model, all your health care needs are coordinated and managed for you. Your care team will arrange everything, including scheduling therapies, arranging transportation to and from our PACE center, providing dietary guidance, ordering and delivering prescriptions, and communicating with your family. In addition, there may be no cost to you.
PACE is Personalized
Everyone’s needs are different. Our experienced team evaluates your health, social and quality of life requirements to develop a customized care plan — in consultation with you and your family members.
PACE is Coordinated
Your Florida PACE Center physician is at the center of your interdisciplinary team – which includes the site director, registered nurse, social worker, physical/speech/occupational therapist, dietitian, and transportation coordinator. You will have an entire team providing a seamless continuum of care as your needs evolve.
PACE is Adaptable
PACE services change along with your needs. Whether that means fewer or more frequent doctor’s visits, different medications, in-home care, or additional social support. We are here to help you as you age.
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