Moving to an assisted living facility is a significant move from home, usually paid for privately by seniors and their families.
By providing personalized services similar to an assisted living at home including specialized geriatric medical care PACE allows many older adults requiring support at home to age in place.
When the need for significant assistance arises and a nursing home seems like the only option, PACE may offer assistance you and your loved one need to live safely at home instead.
PACE provides personalized, nursing home level of services and specialized geriatric medical care.
It is not uncommon for caregivers to feel stressed and overwhelmed by the demans of identifying, coordinating, and managing in-home services.
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The Harbor Health Elder Service Plan (PACE) is a fully integrated healthcare model providing a comprehensive service package delivered by a caring group of healthcare professionals who know each participant and their care partner’s givers personally. PACE provides participants and caregivers the healthcare and support needed, to ensure older adults with chronic medical needs can remain at home, independent and healthy with their loved ones.
PACE began in the late 70’s in California, today two hundred and forty PACE programs serve almost 100,000 participants in 19 states across the country. Massachusetts is fortunate to have 8 programs. PACE is a program of Medicare and Medicaid.
Older adults age 55 and up are eligible*. PACE provides healthcare for elders with chronic conditions having difficulty living independently without support services. PACE members are suitable for nursing home level of care but can live at home safely with additional PACE medical and social supports. PACE members need to reside in our service area.
To qualify for the program without a monthly premium monthly gross income should be below Medicaid guidelines. Medicaid does have some limitations on assets.
Those with income above Medicaid level may qualify for PACE with a monthly premium.
*Between ages 55 to 65 you must be disabled, over age 65 disability not required.
All medical benefits and services offered by Medicare and Medicaid (MassHealth) are included in the PACE benefit package. The benefits are provided and/or coordinated by the dedicated PACE interdisciplinary team working in coordination with participants and their care partners. Covered services are offered when medically necessary. These benefits are all covered in full.
The PACE Team looks forward to working with potential participants and their care partners, helping you to learn more about PACE and support you throughout the application process.
You are invited to schedule a tour to visit the PACE Center or we can meet with you at your home. Also, a PACE nurse will meet with you and your care partners to better understand your medical needs and see if PACE would be a good option for your care.
In addition, the PACE team will complete the Medicaid application on your behalf. Throughout the enrollment process you will have a team member available to answer all your questions.