What does PACE stand for?
PACE stands for “Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.” PACE is a comprehensive, coordinated health care program sponsored by Medicare, Medicaid and private funds, which provide medically necessary care and services.
Are there Financial Requirements for PACE?
More than 90% of participants are enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. To qualify for Medicaid, an individual must meet income and asset eligibility requirements and provide proof of the inrformation in a Medicaid Application.
How do I qualify for PACE Central Michigan?
To be eligible for our program, you must be 55 years of age or older, certified by the State of Michigan to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment with the support of PACE Central Michigan and live in the PACE Central Michigan service area.
Can I Still Enroll with PACE if I don't Qualify for Medicaid?
Yes. If a person does not meet the income and asset limits to qualify for Medicaid, they may pay out of pocket for services normally covered by Medicaid and Medicare covers the cost of their services. PACE program staff can help determine a person's Medicaid eligibility.
How do I get started with PACE Central Michigan?
The process begins with a home visit by our Enrollment Specialist with you and the family that you choose to include. A brief discussion of your eligibility and your health status occurs. If it appears you may qualify, a PACE Home Care Team provides an evaluation of your care needs and will arrange a visit to the PACE CENTER for you to meet and receive assessments from the PACE Central Michigan doctor, nurses, social workers and other members of the PACE team. Following enrollment, you will receive a personalized plan of care that includes the services you will receive.
What happens if I have a health problem at night?
PACE Central Michigan provides access to the necessary care you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How do I get to PACE Central Michigan?
Once you are enrolled, transportation is provided by PACE Central Michigan to the day health center, appointments to medical specialists and activities arranged and approved by our interdisciplinary team. A specially equipped bus picks you up at home and brings you to the day health center. Families may also choose to transport their loved ones to PACE Central Michigan.
What happens if I want to leave PACE?
You are free to disenroll from PACE and resume your benefits in traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.
Stay in the home you love, see us for the care you need.
Our goal is to provide our frail senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life - while staying independent as long as possible. Our elder care experts offer an alternative to nursing home placement that features comprehensive, coordinated care
For more information about PACE Central Michigan,
or to speak to one of our elder care representatives,
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