Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program designed to offer comprehensive health services and in-home care, including supportive services to help individuals maintain independence in the community for as long as possible. It is only open to dual eligible individuals, receiving both Medicare and Medicaid who are over age 55 (including those disabled Medicare beneficiaries between 55 and 65).

PACE is funded as a capitated health plan through Medicare for Medicaid clients. The program is subcontracted out for the full continuum of care. As of 2013, three providers with limited services areas provide PACE:

  • Total Longterm Care
    • Chambers Center, 3551 N. Chambers St, #A-D, Aurora, 80011 303-375-0649
    • Cody East and West, 8405 W Alameda Av, Lakewood, 80226 720-974-5400
    • Capitol Center, 200 E. 9th Av, Denver 80203 303-894-0144
    • Pinnacle Center, 445 East 124th Av, Thornton, 80241 303-327-1189
    • Pueblo Center, 401 W Northern Av, Pueblo 81004 719-553-0400
  • Rocky Mountain Health Services – El Paso county
    • 2335 Robinson St, Colorado Springs, 80904 719-314-2327
  • Senior Community Care of Colorado (Volunteers of America)
    • 11485 Highway 65, Eckert, 81418 970-835-8500
    • 2377 Robins Way, Montrose, 81403 970-901-5020

Benefits of PACE
As a Medicare Advantage plan, PACE is also a Special Needs Plan (SNP) and individuals who enroll in it are required to use their provider’s network of physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other professionals. This also means there is a formulary for drug benefits for PACE.

The Health Care Team at the administering agency must coordinate health care services, assess the participant’s needs regularly, develop and monitor a care plan, provide direct services, coordinate outpatient services and inpatient hospitalizations, contract with specialty physicians and providers and support community-based living where appropriate. Each participant is assigned a primary care staff member who is the main contact for that participant’s care. The agency must operate at least one Adult Day Center (with hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm M-F).

Services Provided

Adult Day Services General medical/specialist care (including checkups)
Nursing care
Personal care (grooming, toileting, bathing)
Meals and snacks
Medical social services and discharge planning
Physical, occupational and speech thereapy
Prosthetics and orthotics
Foot care
Dietary counseling
Lab tests, x-rays and other tests
Medical and personal care supplies
Durable medical equipment
Eye care (checkups, treatments, glasses, repairs)
Hearing services (tests, hearing aids, repairs)
Psychiatric services (evaluation, consultation, diagnosis, treatment)
Blood and blood products
Oxygen
Special Care Anesthesiology
Oral surgery
Audiology
Otorhinolarynology
Cardiology
Orthopedic surgery
Dentistry
Plastic surgery
Deratology
Pharmacy consulting services
Gastroenterology
Podiatry
Gynecology
Psychiatry
Internal medicine
Pulmonary care
Nephrology
Rheumatology
Neurosurgery
Oncology
General surgery
Opthalmology
Thoracic and vascular surgery
Urology
Home Care Services Skilled nursing services
Home delivered meals
Physical, speech and/or occupational therapies
Medical social services
Personal care services
Homemaker/chore services
Hospital Services Semi-private rooms and meals
General medical and nursing services
Medical/surgical, intensive care, coronary care
Laboratory tests, x-rays and other tests
Prescribed drugs, medications and supplies
Hospital day treatment/outpatient treatment
Blood and blood products
Physical and occupational therapies
Surgical care, including anesthesia
Emergency room and ambulance services
Social services and discharge planning
Nursing Home Services Semi-private rooms and meals (private only when medically necessary)
Doctor and nursing services
Long-term nursing care
Respite care
Short-term acute illness care
Personal care and assistance
Prescribed drugs and medicines
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
Medical social services
Medical supplies and equipment
Transportation To and from adult day/health center
To and from medical appointments
Ambulance services to emergency room
Other transportation as approved by care team

For more information on PACE, please contact us at 303-333-3482.