The National PACE Association (NPA) has announced this year’s theme for National PACE Month in September: “PACE: Where You Belong.” The theme celebrates the ways that the PACE model of care builds and strengthens connections between enrollees, PACE caregivers and family.
National PACE Month celebrates the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). The innovative model of care allows seniors with long-term care needs to remain living in their community for as long as possible and as independently as possible. More than 95 percent of PACE participants live outside of a nursing home.
The PACE model is centered around an interdisciplinary team of care providers working together to support participants enrolled in PACE. Working from a PACE center, they get to know each participant and what they value for their quality of life. The PACE model provides transportation to the PACE center, where social workers, recreation therapists, nurse aides and other care team members play key roles in building community.
PACE is a quickly growing model of care in the United States. Currently, there are 154 PACE organizations operating in 32 states and the District of Columbia and serving more than 70,000 enrollees.
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Last updated 09.26.2023 I H5610_WEB