Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly


PACE

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a specialized managed care program that provides preventive care, primary care, social services, therapeutic recreation, acute and long-term care services. The goal of this program is to protect and improve your health, your quality of life; and to help you to remain living in your home. You can read more information about the program in this PACE Information Booklet. 
If you are a member enrolled with PACE, please contact your PACE provider before making any changes to your plan.  Your PACE provider will assist you with disenrolling with PACE and enrolling with the IA Health Link Managed Care program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You are eligible for the PACE program if you:
  • Are 55 years of age or older
  • Reside in a county where PACE is provided
  • Live in a community home (at time of initial PACE approval)
  • Have Medicaid, dual Medicaid/Medicare or Medicare eligibility
  • Meet the medical supports for nursing facility level of care

THE PACE CENTER
Each PACE program must have a PACE Center. These services must be provided in the PACE Center:

  • Primary medical care, including physician and nursing services
  • Social services
  • Restorative therapies, including physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Personal care and supportive services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Recreational therapy
  • Meals

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM 
This team will help you plan and coordinate your care across any number of support settings that may include home, hospital, nursing facility, or hospice care.

The team must include the following professionals:

  • Primary Care Physician (PCP)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Master's Level Social Worker
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • PACE Center Manager
  • Home Care Coordinator
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Transportation Driver
  • Dietician