Leading Health Policy Think Tank Recommends Expansion of PACE
The Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy is recommending an expansion of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as part of a larger call to transform and expand home care for people with complex health needs.
PACE empowers older Americans and those with disabilities to live at home and in their communities despite being nursing home eligible. All their health care, long-term care services and supports (LTSS), nutrition, transportation and any other needs are identified in an individualized care plan by a dedicated interdisciplinary team. This team also is responsible for providing all care and services noted in the care plan around the clock or contracting with outside entities to provide services and care. PACE participants receive care and services such as primary care, LTSS, medications, meals, and peer socialization in their homes and in the local PACE center.