Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and MassHealth program that provides a range of medical, social, recreational, and wellness services to those who meet the eligibility requirements described below. The goal of PACE is to allow members to live in their homes safely instead of living in a nursing home facility. All PACE organizations include interdisciplinary care teams, individualized health care plans, and access to a PACE Center.
Enrollment is open to members who meet the following criteria:
Be age 55 or older
Live in the service area of a PACE organization
Be certified by the state as eligible for nursing home care
Live in the community (not a nursing home)
Can live safely in the community
Agree to receive health services exclusively through the PACE organization
Meet the Social Security Act Title XVI disability standards, if 55 through 64 years of age
There are currently eight PACE organizations available to MassHealth members:
Elder Service Plan of Cambridge Health Alliance
Elder Service Plan of Harbor Health Services
Fallon Health-Summit ElderCare
Upham's Elder Service Plan
The service areas for each of the eight PACE plans can be found on the plan websites. Enrollment is voluntary. A member can enroll and disenroll any month of the year.
For more information on PACE, please visit www.mass.gov/program-of-all-inclusive-care-for-the-elderly-pace.