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PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is both a Medicare and Medicaid program that provides a wide range of social and medical services at adult day health centers, inpatient facilities, and at home. The program focuses on health care for older adults within a community and provides personalized, coordinated care for their specific needs. PACE’s overall mission is to help Medicare beneficiaries preserve their independence and delay nursing-home care as long as possible.
PACE teams include primary care doctors and nurses, social workers, dietitians, personal-care attendants, and therapists. Besides giving care in the home and community, the medical staff works with PACE centers. If you enroll in PACE, you’ll get all of your Medicare benefits through the program. PACE may also cover other medically necessary services that aren’t covered by Medicare.
PACE centers may provide services such as:
*If you enroll in a PACE program, you can get your Medicare-covered prescription drugs through your PACE program instead of a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. If you enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you’ll be disenrolled from PACE.
PACE may not be available in every state. To qualify for the program, you need to meet all of these requirements:
For more information and to apply, contact the Medicaid program in your state to see if your state offers PACE services.
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