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PACE: ‘Where You Belong’ Blog Series Part 1: Transforming Lives Through Community-Centric Care for Older Adults

This year, as we celebrate National PACE Month-themed “PACE: Where You Belong,” we begin our 3-part blog series to spotlight each of our eight PACE programs, whose goal is fostering community and connectivity—fundamental elements for individual well-being. For our first blog, we hear stories from three PACE programs; Serenity Care, Mercy LIFE, and Element Care […]

MassPACE Has Hired a New Executive Director!

The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of PACE Programs, “MassPACE,” (Programs of All-inclusive are for the Elderly), has chosen Jennifer Maynard, BS, RN, MPA, currently with Fallon Health’s local PACE program, Summit ElderCare, as their new Executive Director, effective October 16, 2023. Jennifer replaces Candace Kuebel, LCSW, MSW, MBA, who is retiring November […]

Pay For What Matters To Patients: A Whole Health Population-Based Payment Approach

This article was originally posted on Health Affairs. Read the full article here. While value-based purchasing (VBP) programs have proliferated in the past two decades, quality measures have become increasingly important as they are employed to calculate the “value” of care. The health care industry, however, is struggling with a quality measurement dilemma. On the […]

Transitions at MassPACE

The MassPACE Board of Directors is seeking applications for a new Executive Director of the Association, effective immediately. The Board recently announced that the current director, Candace Kuebel, will be retiring by year-end, and is actively recruiting for this position. Interested applicants should send an email to:, and include a cover memo and resume.  […]

A More Humane Model for Eldercare in the U.S.

This article was originally posted on Harvard Business Review. Read the full article here. The U.S. health care system is not set up to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable, chronically ill, elderly people, especially those who are poor. Older poor people often face loneliness, depression, a lost sense of purpose, and […]

Elderly veterans care bill introduced in House

This article was originally posted on Chronicle Online. Read the full article here. A VFW-approved House bill that aims to improve service for aging veterans was introduced in February. The Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act (HR 542) would give additional support to caregivers and expand access to home- and community-based care programs for older veterans. […]

PACE gains speed as states seek nursing home alternatives

This article was originally posted on Modern Healthcare. Read the full article here. A little-known program to keep low-income seniors out of nursing homes is getting a shot in the arm.

A Spotlight on PACE Nurses

During this week’s quarterly meeting of MassPACE, we had the privilege of speaking with our exceptional PACE nurses in celebration of National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day. The nurses we chose to spotlight were nominated for the distinguished Phyllis Solomon Award, established to honor the memory of Phyllis Solomon. Phyllis Solomon was a highly […]

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Rural America: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary

This article was originally posted on National Advisory Committee on Rural Health Services. Read the full article here. Although 1 in 5 older adults (65 and over) in the United States live in rural areas,1 there is inadequate access to long-term services and supports (LTSS)1, particularly home and community-based services (HCBS), to meet the complex […]

A PACE-Based Approach to Care Disparities Among Seniors

Read the full article here. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial gap in life expectancy hit its highest levels since 1998, with Black Americans living six years less than their white counterparts. This gap can be explained in part due to disparities in senior care. Older Black adults are more likely to […]

Senate Panel OKs Veterans Long-Term Care Bill

This article was originally posted on Think Advisor. Read the full article here. Congress could make it easier for veterans to get long-term care at home. The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee has approved S. 141, the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act bill. The bill — which was introduced by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and has […]

Considerations for Combining PACE with Housing

In recent years, there has been a recognition of the importance of social determinants of health, including the impact of where a person lives on their overall health and well-being. This is especially true for older adults, for whom safe, accessible, housing with integrated health and long-term care services (such as home care, housekeeping, and […]

What is PACE?

PACE is centered on the core belief that given a choice, most elders, the disabled, and their families would choose to receive care in their homes and communities rather than in a nursing home.

PACE Eligibility

In an effort to serve as an accessible option for the elderly and disabled people 55 and over in Massachusetts, there are only four criteria to be eligible for PACE.

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