CHRONIC CARE

PACE 2.0

We are advancing efforts to expand Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) that coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term healthcare and support services so frail older individuals can safely age-in-place in the community.

The Opportunity

The Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE®) is a national model of person-centered, integrated care that enables frail older individuals the ability to age in place safely in the community. The PACE® Model of Care serves as both a health plan and healthcare provider to enrollees, using an interdisciplinary team approach to providing medical care, behavioral health, social support services, and end of life care.

The PACE® model of care is nationally recognized among consumers, healthcare providers and government leaders as the most innovative, accessible, valuable and effective model of care promoting the highest level of independence for older individuals with significant healthcare needs who are also nursing home eligible. Nationally, there are 124 PACE® organizations serving approximately 45,000 individuals in 250 communities across 31 states.

While the PACE® model of care has proven its effectiveness, with over 90% of current participants able to successfully remain in their homes and communities, access to and use of the model needs to be expanded more broadly in order to serve the growing population of older adults eligible for PACE® services and in need of long-term care options.

In collaboration with The National PACE® Association and The John A. Hartford Foundation through its PACE 2.0 project, West Health aims to increase the number of people served by PACE® organizations to 200,000 by 2028. Project goals include providing existing PACE organizations with tools and best practices in support of growth and scale; outreach to organizations that are well positioned to become PACE programs; conducting research to identify and remove operational and policy barriers to growth, and exploring service beyond those who are 55 and older and requiring nursing home level of care.

 

Our Goal

We are focused on enabling new ways to create a healthcare system that puts seniors’ needs first and improves access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for our nation’s aging population.

We are advancing efforts to expand Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) that coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so frail older individuals can continue living in the community.


The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $565 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people.

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National PACE Association

The National PACE Association provides leadership and support for the growth, innovation, quality and success of the PACE® Model of Care.

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