"Without PACE, I would not be able to keep working and care for my mother. Without the day program, I don't think I would have a life. It's wonderful."
The National PACE Association (NPA) exists to advance the efforts of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). PACE programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in the community.
How NPA Supports PACE Programs
Federal Policy and Advocacy: NPA works closely with members of Congress, senior administration officials and their staff, and state policy-makers to educate and promote a reimbursement and regulatory environment that enables PACE programs to continue to provide high-quality, individualized and innovative care.
NPA also works in coalition with other organizations in Washington, DC, to advocate for strengthening the ability of the health care system to provide appropriate care and to support the efforts of families and friends to assist older Americans.
Education and Communication: NPA hosts three conferences each year, maintains more than a dozen networking list serves for PACE professional staff, sends out monthly newsletters, and facilitates programs to help PACE organizations learn from one another and from experts in the field.
Benchmarking Data: NPA collects data from participating PACE sites to help them compare the provision of services and participant characteristics across PACE sites. This benchmarking data is helpful in allowing PACE staff to continuously improve service delivery.
Research: NPA is committed to supporting the study of innovative and integrated models of care with the goal of improving the lives of frail older persons and others, regardless of the health care setting.
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