PACE: the groundbreaking model of care for the elderly
Fifty years ago, On Lok began the program that would eventually become known as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a revolutionary model of care to help seniors age independently, not in a nursing home. PACE integrates and coordinates every aspect of care for participants, including medical care, prescription drugs, transportation, and meals.
With On Lok’s leadership, PACE has been replicated nationwide
132 sponsoring organizations
264 PACE centers in 31 states
Why the PACE model works
Coordinated, personalized care team
Care focused on you
Learn more about PACE statistics
The benefits of PACE are well-documented
Reduced hospital admissions : PACE participants have a 24% lower hospitalization rate than other dually-eligible beneficiaries who receive Medicaid nursing home services.
Better preventative care : PACE participants receive better preventive care, specifically with respect to hearing and vision screenings, flu shots and pneumococcal vaccines.
Quality of life and peace of mind
High Rates of Community Residence : 95% of PACE participants live in the community instead of a nursing home.
High Caregiver Satisfaction : 96% of family members are satisfied with PACE support. 97.5% of caregivers would recommend PACE.
Learn more about On Lok’s history and the development of the PACE model.
- Source: Segelman, M., Szydlowski, J., Kinosian, B., et al. (2014). Hospitalizations in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62: 320-24
- Leavitt, M., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Interim Report on the Quality and Cost of the Program of All‐Inclusive Care for the Elderly, 2009, Mathematica Policy Research evaluation prepared for the Secretary of Health and Human Services for submission to Congress.
- Source: DataPACE3 data. https://www.npaonline.org/sites/default/files/images/NPA%20i nfographic%203%2020%20%281% 29.pdf, 7/30/2020
- National PACE Association. (2018). PACE Reduces Burden of Family Caregivers, Aug. 30