Ascension Living

Alexian PACE

Chattanooga, TN
Speak to a team member today! 423-781-1794
TTY: 800-848-0298

Alexian PACE | Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Chattanooga, TN

Ascension Living Alexian PACE is a community-based program whose purpose is to serve the frail elderly residents of Hamilton County with a healthcare model including senior home care, adult daycare and specialized geriatric medical care.

PACE is a coordinated health and social services program that enables participants to remain in their own homes and communities rather than moving to nursing homes. It is a unique system of managed care which includes services in the home, at the PACE center, and if necessary, in the hospital or other medical facility. PACE serves the frailest older adults with top quality healthcare and helps people age with dignity at home.

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Available Living Choices

  • PACE
  • Adult Day Care
Learn more about How to Enroll and Policies
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Hamilton County, TN

Senior Health Care

Through a team made up of physicians, nurses, medical social workers, health aides, transportation providers, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and others, an individually tailored care plan is determined for every participant. Prevention and wellness are emphasized, through comprehensive, coordinated, person-centered care.

All services must be approved by the PACE team. Cost for unauthorized or out of network services may be the responsibility of the participant. Ascension Living Alexian PACE is the sole service provider and guarantees access to services, but not to a specific provider. 

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All-inclusive Care

Home Services

  1. 24-hour on-call physician services
  2. Home health care services
  3. Personal care (bathing and grooming)
  4. Homemaker/chore services
  5. Home-delivered meals
  6. Adaptation of the home for disability

Day Center Services

  • Physician services
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Recreational therapy and social activities
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Personal care (bathing and grooming)
  • Spiritual care
  • Transportation and escort to and from the PACE Center
  • Meals

Inpatient Services

  • Hospital
  • Mental health/substance abuse
  • Physician services
  • Nursing Home
  • Respite care

Specialist, Outpatient and Other Services

  • Audiology and hearing aids
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry and eyeglasses
  • Foot care
  • Mental health/substance abuse
  • Referrals for all physician specialties
  • Prescription medications
  • Preventive health services
  • Non-emergency transportation
  • Lab tests and procedures
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Radiology services
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Emergency room care
  • Ambulance transportation

Aging with Dignity in a Home-Based Choice

We help older adults age at home with dignity while providing support to caregivers, so they can work and rest.

Nurturing Environment

You want the best care and most loving environment for your family member, but maybe you’ve realized that you can’t do it all yourself. It is easy to wear yourself out by caring for the physical and supervisory needs of someone else, and there is often no time to think about their social needs. At all ages and physical needs, social interaction is an important part of wellness.

Alexian PACE pairs medical care with social activities and meals in a coordinated way that is designed to promote health and well-being while preserving the participant's community residence, family relationship, and lifestyle. Social interaction in an adult day center is an important aspect of health and wellness for frail seniors. Ascension Living Alexian PACE encourages older adults to be involved with art, games, music and enjoying meals with friends.

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Great Meals

PACE pays close attention to the nutritional needs of the elderly participants we serve. Meals at Ascension Living Alexian PACE are enjoyable, social and appropriate for each individual's diet.

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Transportation is often a problem for elderly people. Ascension Living Alexian PACE solves that problem for our participants with door-to-door bus service to the day center and medical appointments.

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Why Choose PACE

Coordinated Care and Geriatric Experts

Once a participant is enrolled in the program, Ascension Living Alexian PACE provides all necessary health care services. Most care is delivered in an adult day health care center where participants see their doctor, receive therapy, visit with friends and more. The geriatricians at PACE coordinate primary care, specialist care, hospitalizations, medicine, and therapy, doing away with the confusion that can occur with multiple providers.

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Meet the healthcare providers

When older adults enroll at Ascension Living Alexian PACE, they receive the added benefit of having access to doctors who fully understand the complex medical issues associated with aging. Personalized coordinated care is provided in the home, at the PACE center/ PACE medical clinic, as well as in the hospital and other necessary medical settings.
Our participants say it best
I love the people at PACE. Everyone is so nice. My driver is wonderful; he gets an A+. I get to see many beautiful places when I’m riding the PACE van.
Polly Peppenhorst Participant
Our participants say it best
I was afraid to come to the PACE day center at first, then I got to know everyone and now I love it. The nurses are so sweet, and my occupational therapist is the best.
Tandra Jones Participant
Care partners say it well
Five-Star Review!
The team at Alexian PACE is always so informative and compassionate when I have referred any seniors there. You can tell they have a passion for what they do and helping senior citizens.
Nathan Coflin Chattanooga Housing Authority Case Manager
TTY: 800-848-0298
ascension living Team

An Ascension Living Alexian PACE team member is ready to answer your questions and provide further information on:

  • How to get started on the PACE Program
  • Medical care
  • Social services
  • Transportation and other care options

425 Cumberland Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404