Aging in Place

Read how PACE empowers older adults to age in place

Let the Secret out by Expanding Older Adults Access to PACE

This article was originally posted on Kevin MD. Read the full article here. PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, has long been considered the best-kept secret in the American health care system. It’s time to unveil this hidden gem. The health and well-being of older Americans – and the future of our […]

The PACE Solution to Increasing Demands for Long-term Supports and Services in the U.S.

This article was originally posted on JD Supra. Read the full article here. As individuals continue to live longer beyond retirement and the U.S. population size of those 65 years and older continues to increase, the demand for long-term services and supports (“LTSS”) is also expected to increase.[1] LTSS represents the wide-ranging health and social […]

How the PACE Model Integrates Medical Care with Long-term Services and Supports

This article was originally posted on AARP Policy Institute . Read the full article here. Adults who need long-term services and supports (LTSS)—that is, assistance with everyday activities such as bathing and preparing meals—often have complex medical care needs. At the same time, they may face significant barriers to obtaining needed, timely medical care, putting […]

Is there a physician shortage

This article was originally posted on McKnights Homecare. Read the full article here. In the face of a growing physician shortage, older adults are less likely to find the care they need. Today, the number of primary care physicians is growing, but not fast enough to keep pace with aging Americans who will soon account […]

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.

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 […]

Letter: Congress can help the elderly

This article was originally posted on Newbury Port News. Read the full article here. To the editor: Recent legislation that reduced Medicare Part D prescription costs leaves out similar protections for beneficiaries who wish to be served by Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This comes at a time when many seniors as […]

PACE is transforming the lives of older adults and their families

Read the full article here. Nilda Goodridge couldn’t stop worrying about her mom, Sheila. At 87, Sheila lived alone in Cambridge. She grew increasingly isolated, cried often, and lost weight at an alarming rate. Nilda wasn’t sure what was happening to the strong, independent mother she remembered raising her, a woman who had risen at […]

Survey: One in Four U.S. Older Adults Needed Long-Term Care for Themselves or a Loved One In 2022

This article was originally posted on Nexus Insights. Read the full article here. Results Twenty-four percent of U.S. adults ages 50 and older say they, or a loved one needed long-term care in the past year, according to a new, national survey. According to the survey findings, most older adults said the process of selecting […]

Congratulations to Serenity Care #PACE for receiving IHI Level II recognition as an #AgeFriendlyHealthSystem 

This post was originally posted on the MassPACE LinkedIn. Read the full post here. Congratulations to Serenity Care #PACE for receiving IHI Level II recognition as an #AgeFriendlyHealthSystem – Committed to Care ExcellenceGuided by an essential set of age-friendly evidence-based practices across the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility). This geriatric model sets a systematic and practical standard of […]

Lowell couple take on spinal cord injury together

Read the full article here. Tracy Leedberg’s story is rife with sadness, triumph, hope and perseverance. And when Leedberg reconnected with her high school friend after more than two decades, her life came full circle. James Radcliffe found his way back to Leedberg and, in 2018, the two settled comfortably in Tyngsboro. But one year […]

LTSS Choices: From Ideation to Stand Practice: Scaling Innovation in Long-term Services and Supports

This article was originally posted on AARP. Read the full article here. Most innovations take a long time to diffuse, or simply may fail to do so. For example, in health care, the average time it takes for an evidence-based practice to make its way into general practice is 17 years, and half of all […]

Improving Access to and Enrollment in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

This document was originally posted on Bipartisan Policy Center. Read the full PDF here. For the last decade, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Program has advanced federal policy reforms to improve chronic and long-term care for individuals with complex needs. This work began with four of BPC’s health leaders—former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and […]

Keep up with PACE: Episode 08 Adam Burrows

This podcast was originally posted on Carevention. Listen to the podcast here. Join us for this podcast series, hosted by Ankur Patel, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare. The podcast focuses on strategies to grow Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as one of the best models of care […]

Most People Want to Age in Place, but Few are Aware of the Services Available to Support Them

This article was originally posted on Cross Country. Read the full article here. Despite the rapid acceleration of aging in the U.S., the study findings present a surprising lack of awareness of in-home care options for Americans aged 50 years or older. Fewer than one in 10 respondents are actively looking into care. More than […]

PACE Nurses Meet people where they are

This article was originally posted on The Reporter. Read the full article here. As a nurse, I can tell you the national nursing shortage is not just media hype. Too many good colleagues are leaving the profession, creating vacancies throughout medical settings. But I still believe the same thing I thought when I entered this […]

Meet the Underdog of Senior Care

This article was originally posted on The New York Times. Read the full article here. Felicia Biteranta was struggling when, five years ago, she enrolled in a PACE program operated by Lutheran Senior Life in Jersey City, N.J. Having suffered a stroke, she found it hard to eat without choking. She fell frequently; her diabetes […]

Urge Democratic Senators to Keep HCBS Funding at $400B in Reconciliation Bill

Negotiations continue among Senate Democrats on the contents of their partisan reconciliation package. NPA has learned that the amount of funding for HCBS, which includes PACE, has dropped from $400B to $150B. Read the full article and sign here.

PACE Providers Shift Services Toward the Home Amid Nation’s Long-Term Care Overhaul

This was originally posted on Read the full article here. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a dire need to rethink how and where Americans age, most long-term care experts agree. Investing in small-home senior living and “nursing homes without walls” are among the several innovative ideas that have been floated over the past year. […]

A Safe Alternative to Nursing Homes

In a 2018 blog post, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) describes PACE as “safe alternative to nursing homes.” While posted in 2018, this post is more relevant than ever in light of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1.8 million seniors over the age of 65 in the United States live in supportive care facilities, […]


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