STAYING AT HOME: Your Goal, Our Priority
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.
Ascension Living PACE programs help serve older adults who are 55 or older and live in a PACE service area. To find a program near you click below.
We are continuing to grow!
Ascension Living St. Vincent PACE is officially open and ready to help serve the residents of central Indiana, age 55 and up, through an all-inclusive healthcare model including specialized geriatric medical care, in-home care and adult day care.
Take a moment to virtually walk-through Ascension Living HOPE's new building; We are now able to help even more seniors in the Wichita, KS area.
What does “PACE” stand for?
PACE stands for “Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.” PACE is a comprehensive, coordinated health care program sponsored by Medicare, Medicaid and private funds, which provides medically necessary care and services.
What is the difference between Ascension Living PACE and a nursing home?
Ascension Living PACE programs provide a nursing home alternative to eligible seniors who wish to stay in their homes as long as possible. Ascension Living PACE is focused on preventive care and services in your home, community and the day health center.
How do I qualify for PACE?To be eligible for our programs, you must be 55 years of age or older, certified by the State to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment with the support of one of the Ascension Living PACE programs and live in the PACE service area.
Are people who do not qualify for Medicaid eligible for PACE enrollment?Yes. If a person meets the income and assets limits to qualify for Medicaid, the program pays for a portion of the monthly PACE premium; Medicare pays for the rest. Individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid are responsible for the portion of the monthly premium Medicaid would pay. PACE program staff can help determine a person's Medicaid eligibility.
How often will I go to the day health center?Most Ascension Living PACE participants come to our day center two or three days a week, while others may attend five days a week or only a few days a month. Your care team will help create a plan with you to determine what is best for you and your individual needs.
Are prescription drugs and office visits covered? Will I have co-pays?All prescription and non-prescription drugs, along with all office visits deemed necessary by the interdisciplinary team, are covered 100 percent by Ascension Living PACE. As long as you are enrolled with Ascension Living PACE, you will never experience an out-of-pocket cost for health care.
What happens if I have a health problem at night?Ascension Living PACE makes sure you have the necessary care you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will never be without access to assistance, day or night. Our registered nurses, physicians and center administrators are only a phone call away.
How do I get to Ascension Living PACE?Once you are enrolled, transportation is provided by Ascension Living PACE to the day center, appointments to medical specialists and activities arranged and approved by our interdisciplinary team. A specially equipped bus picks you up at home and brings you to the day center. Families may also choose to transport their loved ones to Ascension Living PACE.
What happens if I want to leave PACE?You are free to disenroll from PACE and resume your benefits in traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.
Learn more about Ascension Living communities and services
We’ve only begun to tell you our communities, service options, and residents’ stories. There’s much more to Ascension Living, and what you and your family may want to understand about:
- Our residences, accommodations and at-home services
- Our inclusive and innovative culture
- Our local community presence and national network leverage
- Our professional, compassionate, devoted caregivers