What is the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)?
PACE is a comprehensive healthcare program designed to help older adults who qualify for nursing home care but prefer to live in their own communities.
The Purpose of PACE
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 and maintain their quality of life. 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 a unique healthcare program for older adults.
The interdisciplinary care team is dedicated to helping people meet their goals for where and how they want to live today and tomorrow. That means personalized attention, coordinated care, no-worry transportation, meals, activities, social engagement, and more. All in a trusted environment of life-enhancing care.
Because everyone’s needs are different, PACE provides a wide array of services. Our experienced staff evaluates your health, social, and quality of life needs to develop a coordinated and customized care plan.
PACE services change along with your needs. Whether that means fewer or more frequent doctor’s visits, different medications, additional social support, and more. We are here to help you as you age.