care you need, within the home you love.
We all want the best care for our aging
loved one, but getting that care can be
frustrating. If you have an aging loved one,
you know what itís like to drive your loved
one from appointment to appointment; to
manage all of their medications; to deal
with doctors who donít talk to one another;
and you struggle with leaving your loved one
at home, alone and without the supervision,
company and interaction they want and need.
PACE is a different kind of care.
It doesnít have to be this way. Thousands of
families across America have found a
different and better kind of care for their
aging loved ones Ė PACE. And what these PACE
families have experienced is a program that
provides and coordinates all the types of
care your loved one needs, so you donít have
to place them in a nursing home. This care
● Medical care
● Personal care
● Social interaction
● And even transportation
All in one place so your loved one can live
PACE is care that revolves around you.
PACE was created as a way to provide you,
your family, caregivers, and professional
providers the flexibility to meet your
health care needs and to help you continue
living in the community.
An interdisciplinary team of professionals
will provide all of the coordinated care you
These professionals are also experts in
working with older people. They will work
you and your family (if appropriate) to
develop your most effective plan of care.
Once enrolled in PACE, the amount you pay
each month will not change no matter what
and services you might need. The program
provides all the care and services covered
Medicare and Medicaid, as authorized by the
interdisciplinary team, as well as
medically-necessary care and services not
covered by Medicare and Medicaid. PACE
coverage for prescription drugs, doctor
care, transportation, home care, checkups,
and even nursing home stays whenever
In PACE there is never a co-pay, deductible
or coverage gap so you can access the care,
and medications you need. Because PACE
provides and is responsible for all of your
may be held financially responsible for any
care you receive outside the program that is
approved by the PACE interdisciplinary team.
Note: You can leave a PACE program at any
time. Enrollment and disenrollment usually
at the beginning of each month.
Note: You cannot enroll or disenroll at the
Social Security office, you should contact
To be considered for PACE, you must:
Live in New Hanover or Northern Brunswick County
Be over 55
Determined by the state to be eligible for nursing home level of care
Be able to live safely in the community with a care-giver.
If you are eligible for Medicaid, and
depending on income, PACE services are offered free of charge. If your
income is over the threshold determined by Medicaid, you may still be
eligible to participate by paying a premium.
If you or a family
member may be interested, please contact the Elderhaus Intake
343-8209. The Intake Coordinator will be able to help you step through the
process for Medicaid and PACE.
medications, including home delivery
Podiatry and Optometry
All Transportation to Elderhaus and doctor visits
Ongoing supportive case
Physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutrition counseling
Medical equipment, such as walkers and wheelchairs
Personal care and light housekeeping
Recreational therapy programs such as art, music, exercise and field
Lunch is provided.
The social worker will be able
to help you step through the process of determining eligibility for Medicaid
For more information on the
PACE program, email us at: