The On Lok PACE Model

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

  • 53,000 participants

PACE map

Why the PACE model works 

  • Full-service healthcare

  • 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 

Learn more about On Lok’s history and the development of the PACE model.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Source: DataPACE3 data. https://www.npaonline.org/sites/default/files/images/NPA%20i nfographic%203%2020%20%281% 29.pdf, 7/30/2020
  4. National PACE Association. (2018). PACE Reduces Burden of Family Caregivers, Aug. 30