Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE services are scheduled to be available in June 2024
PACE: Our Mission
Offering choice for those at risk of needing nursing home
Helping to preserve family units and sustain independence through care at home and in the community
Simplifying access to services and preventing fragmented care
Providing individualized care through teams of healthcare professionals
What is PACE?
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is designed to offer comprehensive health services for seniors living in the community who would otherwise qualify to live in a nursing facility. PACE creates a new model of community-based, comprehensive care in Illinois that will give seniors an additional choice in how they access health care as needs change with age, allowing more seniors to continue living at home safely, for longer. PACE will put in place an integrated model of care that is specific to each senior, and this level of customization will improve health outcomes not just for the seniors who enroll, but for the overall community.
A PACE organization is responsible for providing care that meets the needs of each participant across all care settings, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Services must be furnished in at least the PACE center, the home, and inpatient facilities, up to and including admission to an acute care or long-term care facility when the PACE program can no longer support the participant safely in the community. The PACE center includes a primary care clinic and areas for therapeutic recreation, restorative therapies, socialization, personal care, and dining, and serves as the focal point for coordination and provision of most PACE services.
Where will PACE be available in Illinois?
PACE will operate in five regions throughout Illinois. These are:
- West Chicago
- South Chicago
- Southern Cook County
- East St. Louis