The PACE Program: Helping Michigan Seniors


Aging is an inevitable part of life, and as loved ones grow older, providing them with the proper support becomes essential. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare and support services for seniors who wish to stay at home while having the option to receive the specialized care and assistance they need.

What is PACE? 

PACE is an initiative designed to address the complex healthcare needs of seniors who require assistance with daily activities. It is paid through Medicare, Medicaid, and private funds. The program emphasizes a holistic approach to care, aiming to enhance the overall well-being and quality of life for elderly participants. PACE operates under the belief that seniors can age in place with dignity and independence while receiving the necessary support and services.

Where is PACE?

PACE is located in Southeast Michigan, bringing the benefits of comprehensive elderly care to Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties, ensuring accessibility for a diverse range of individuals.

What Services Does PACE Provide?

PACE provides an all-encompassing approach to elderly care, assigning each participant a care team with a wide range of services to address their diverse needs.

These comprehensive services provided by PACE include:

Medical Care:

  • Primary care services
  • Registered nurse services
  • Pharmacy/medications
  • Dental and vision services
  • Podiatry and audiology services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Behavioral health and substance abuse services
  • Health education
  • End-of-life care
  • Hospital care
  • Laboratory services
  • X-rays and diagnostic services
  • Emergency services
  • End-stage renal disease service

Social Services:

  • Day center services and recreational activities
  • Interdisciplinary team (IDT) assessment and treatment planning
  • Social work services
  • Medical and day center transportation
  • Personal care, meals, and home chores

Other Key Services:

  • Rehabilitation therapy services
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics
  • Skilled home health services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medicare and Medicaid covered services
  • Other services determined as necessary by the IDT
  • On-call, 24-hour physician coverage, 365 days a year
  • Spiritual Care services
  • Supportive services

Do I Qualify?

Determining eligibility for PACE involves meeting specific criteria. Generally, individuals may qualify for PACE if they:

  1. Are aged 55 or older.
  2. Are eligible for nursing home-level care as determined by the state of Michigan.
  3. Live in a PACE service area.
  4. Are medically qualified and meet Medicaid’s LTC eligibility criteria.
  5. Can safely live in the community with the support of PACE services.
  6. Are not concurrently enrolled in the Medicaid MIChoice waiver.
  7. Are not concurrently enrolled in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).

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At the Disability Attorneys of Michigan, we know how needs begin to change as you grow older. That’s why we’re here to help you through this life transition and ensure your voice is heard every step of the way. Some seniors wish to stay at home, while others require round-the-clock care and supervision. Regardless of your preferences, our disability lawyers are ready to work with you to help secure your future.

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