Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, is a managed care model that provides participants with all of their needed health care, medical care and ancillary services in acute, sub-acute, institutional and community settings. Services include primary and specialty care, adult day health services, personal care services, inpatient hospital, prescription drug, occupational and physical therapies and nursing home care.
Ohio has two PACE sites: one in Cincinnati managed by Tri-Health Senior Link and one in Cleveland, managed by McGregor PACE Center for Senior Independence. These sites receive full capitation from both Medicare and Medicaid. Each site has a inter-disciplinary team that directs and provides the care of the participant. Sites pool their resources to pay for whatever services an individual needs, including services not otherwise covered by Medicare or Medicaid. This flexibility enables them to be proactive in their care of participants.
To be eligible for PACE, participants must be age 55 or older, live in the Cleveland and Cincinnati area and, if seeking Medicaid assistance, qualify for coverage under the institutional financial eligibility standards (participants can be private-pay). Participants also must need an intermediate or skilled level of care and be willing to receive all of their care from PACE program providers. In addition, participants must be able to remain safely in a community setting at the time of initial enrollment.
Program Profile: PACE
To learn more about PACE and inquire about availability and eligibility, contact the appropriate PACE provider:
Serving Cuyahoga County
2373 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Tri Health Senior Link
Serving all of Hamilton County and select areas of Butler, Clermont and Warren Counites
4750 Wesley Ave., Suite J
Cincinnati, OH 45212