To qualify for participating in PACE program, an individual must:
- be 55 years of age or older;
- live in a PACE service area;
- be able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment, and;
- be certified by the state to need a nursing home level of care.
How To Enroll
The prospective participant will be scheduled for an assessment with the rest of the care team within a very short time. The State Administering Agency must assess the potential participant, including any individual who is not eligible for Medicaid, to ensure that he or she needs the level of care required under the State Medicaid plan for coverage of nursing facility services, and that he or she meets all requirements for PACE eligibility. The criterion for determining if an individual is able to live safely in the community is established, and must be approved, by the State. Once the assessment by the PACE team is completed, a plan of care will be created for the participant.
To get started, call a PACE provider in your community and speak with their Enrollment Specialist, who will meet with you, provide a personalized tour, and help you with the application process.