Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly are programs within the United States that provide comprehensive health services for individuals age 55 and over who are sufficiently frail to be categorized as "nursing home eligible" by their state's Medicaid program.

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Getting older is hard enough. Yet for those living with multiple long-term illnesses, it can be overwhelming. Where can you turn for support? PACE has provided specialized care for older adults for more than 40 years across the nation. Teams of dedicated staff work closely with you to create a personalized care plan you are comfortable and confident in. Our goal is to provide helpful tools and resources you may need to remain safe and well while living in the community.

PACE Program

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in the community.  To qualify for PACE, a person must be age 55 or over, live in a PACE service area, and be certified by the state to need a nursing home level care.

Choices and Services
Ascension Living offers the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly in select locations across the United States, providing health services for individuals age 55 and over.


  • What is PACE?
    PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.  As PACE programs, these Ascension Living locations provide all-inclusive medical care and services with full insurance coverage for seniors 55 and older supporting biopsychosocial needs in the home and the community. Our main components - medical, home care, and adult center - offer a variety of services structured to foster independence for our participants.  By delivering all needed medical and supportive services through a customized health plan, PACE provides seniors with chronic care needs an alternative to nursing facilities.  PACE's goal is to help our participants maintain their independence and stay in their homes  for as long as possible. 
  • What services does PACE provide?

    PACE services include, but are not limited to, medical care; medication management and delivery; dental, vision, and hearing services; home care; transportation; home-delivered meals; and day center activities. When enrolled in PACE, your services must be received through PACE contracted providers or you could be personally liable for costs incurred, unless it is an emergency or urgent situation.

  • I really like my specialist (cardiologist, oncologist, etc.).
    Can I keep seeing him/her after I join PACE?
    Yes, we have primary care providers (PCP) who will coordinate and take care of your medical needs and work with other medical professionals to make it easier for you. Our doctors and nurses are medically trained in senior care and very involved with each participant.

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