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Issue Brief #2: More Appropriate Care for PACE Enrollees

The PACE program is responsible for over 5,000 older adults who all meet the state’s nursing home eligibility standards; however, only 13 percent of the enrolled population lives in a nursing facility. PACE supports their right to live in the community.

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Issue Brief #3: How PACE Programs Strengthened End-of-Life Planning and Care

End-of-life planning is a critical part of the services that persons nearing the end of life need, and is end of life care. PACE programs respond to this need with their expertise, staff and systems in place to support families to undertake this very personal process in a way that empowers enrollees and helps to ensure they are cared for according to their wishes and treated with respect and dignity at the end of their lives. The PACE programs are set up to support access to high-quality end-of-life planning. Their small size, their attention to quality, and their fully integrated model of care remove barriers that prevent many seniors from receiving appropriate end-of-life planning.

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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