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.
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.
News & Advocacy
Join MassPACE in advocacy efforts to expand access to PACE and catch up on the latest news and events about PACE across the state.
PACE program assists with care, transportation/in News/by masspace
To view and download a PDF version of this article, written by Melissa Erickson, click here.
Free program supports Massachusetts seniors living at home/in News/by masspace
This was originally posted on WCVB.com. Read the full post and watch the video here. COVID-19 has dramatically impacted older adults, through illness or the isolation often needed to keep them healthy. In Massachusetts, a free program is supporting those able to stay in their homes by partnering with families as the pandemic continues to […]
MassPACE to Host Virtual Conference to Highlight Strategies for Improving Elder Care, Celebrate 30 Years of PACE/in News/by masspace
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, to join PACE Leaders and Frontline Workers in Speaking at Event What: MassPACE, the Massachusetts Association of the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), today announced it will host the second annual MassPACE Conference virtually from October 28-29, 2020. The event will bring together […]
Registration for the MassPACE Virtual Conference is Now Open!/in News/by masspace
Join with other PACE employees, vendors, elder stakeholders, and aging services providers as we celebrate 30 years of PACE in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. PACE in MA has grown from one small pilot program in 1990, to eight programs serving almost 5,000 participants and their families and caregivers in 2020. And now more than ever, […]
MassPACE Celebrates National PACE Month, Promotes Healthy Aging and At-Home Elder Care/in News/by masspace
BOSTON – September 9, 2020 – MassPACE, the Massachusetts association of the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), is celebrating National PACE Month in September. The National PACE Association (NPA) has designated September as National PACE Month to raise awareness and celebrate the difference PACE makes in the lives of enrolled seniors, their […]
Webinar: Caring for Older Adults with Complex Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from PACE Innovations/in News/by masspace
Date and Time: June 30, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET (11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT) Register Here The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an evidence-based care model for older adults who meet a nursing-home level of care but live in community settings. These organizations blend funding from Medicare and […]
A Safe Alternative to Nursing Homes/in News/by Candy Kuebel
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, […]
COVID-19 Resources/in News/by Candy Kuebel
Massachusetts PACE organizations take very seriously their commitment to maintaining the safety and security of all of the older adults, their families, and caregivers, as well as their staff, vendors, partners, and communities. Please follow the tabs below for links to resources with more information about some of the directives and resources PACE organizations are […]
Picking up the PACE for Elder Care/in News/by Candy Kuebel
JAMES WOODBERRY, wheelchair bound and severely depressed, struggled to find hope. Overwhelmed by his condition and a complex healthsystem, the 80-year-old Boston resident and his family faced a grim future. It was only after several failed attempts that he came across a program equipped to handle his needs — the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.
Don’t Miss the MassPACE 1st Annual Conference – September 18, 2019/in News/by Candy Kuebel
Join us for a networking and learning experience as we celebrate the unique aspect of integrated care demonstrated by the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). There are eight PACE plan providers across Massachusetts serving 5,000 consumers in the community. The MassPACE Association was formed in 2017 for the purposes of providing leadership […]
The Facts About PACE in Massachusetts/in Advocacy/by Candy Kuebel
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded health care plan that offers a variety of services, with many of them provided onsite at a PACE center. In this article, we’ll review the facts about PACE, including the value to the individual, the community and to the delivery system.
Issue Brief #1: Integrated, Holistic Care for PACE Enrollees/in Advocacy/by Candy Kuebel
The Massachusetts PACE program includes eight PACE programs serving over 5,000 enrollees. Over 70 percent of current PACE enrollees have been in the PACE program for more than 2 years, evidence of the high satisfaction among PACE enrollees with their PACE program choice. The average age of a PACE enrollee is 77 years old, while 70 percent of enrollees are women.