National PACE Association
PACE did the impossible for my mother. I never thought she would be able to live with us again.
"PACE did the impossible for my mother. I never thought she would be able to live with us again."


Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) serve seniors with chronic care needs by providing access to the full continuum of preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services. PACE programs take many familiar elements of the traditional health care system and reorganize them in a way that makes sense to families, health care providers, and the government programs and others that pay for care.


For consumers, PACE provides:

  • caregivers who listen to and can respond to their individualized care needs,
  • the option to continue living in their community as long as possible, and
  • one-stop shopping for all health care services.


For health care providers, PACE provides:

  • capitated funding arrangement that rewards providers who are flexible and creative in providing the best care possible,
  • the ability to coordinate care for individuals across settings and medical disciplines, and
  • the ability to meet increasing consumer demands for individualized care and support services.


For those who pay for care, PACE provides:

  • cost savings and predictable expenditures,
  • a comprehensive service package emphasizing preventive care that is usually less expensive and more effective than acute care, and
  • a model of choice for older individuals focused on keeping them at home and out of institutional settings.
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