Care That Works: PACE

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Innovations in how to best care for people with complex health and social needs are happening across the country. Our new “Care That Works” series seeks to examine and elevate these successful programs and share the stories of the people they serve.

The first brief in this series, “Care That Works” shares an overview of the ground-breaking Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) pioneered in San Francisco in the early 1970s, and the story of a current PACE participant in Michigan, Mr. Clarence Semmes. The goal of PACE is to help older adults live in the community as independently as possible for as long as possible. To do that, these programs offer a wide range of services, from adult day programs to medical, nursing, social services, transportation, pharmacy and long-term services and supports. Care is provided at PACE centers, at home or in the community via contracts with other providers.

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