Staying At Home As Long As Possible
As you age, you may need extra assistance to stay healthy and remain in your own home. PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a complete health service and long-term care program which allows older adults to remain independent in their own home and community for as long as possible.
PACE offers a range of medical and supportive services that can be provided at the PACE center or in the comfort of home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our many relationships with specialists and providers in the community ensure that you get the care you need. Participants also receive social and recreational services in our PACE center located in downtown Flint.
To Enroll in Genesys PACE of Genesee County You Must Be:
- Age 55 or older
- Live within the Genesys PACE service area within Genesee County
- Certified as meeting Michigan criteria for nursing facility level of care
- Able to live safely in the community with the support of PACE services
The PACE Plan of Care
Every PACE participant has an individual plan of care with a preventive approach. Your medical care and social needs are constantly monitored by our team of nurses, medical social workers, health aides, transportation providers, rehabilitation therapists and dietitians who work in collaboration with the PACE medical director. Some PACE participants may benefit from services daily at the PACE center; others may need the program less often. The interdisciplinary team, working with families, will review each person’s individual needs and determine the best plan of care for every participant.
Services PACE Provides to Participants
PACE provides all Medicare and Medicaid covered services as recommended by the interdisciplinary team. These services may include:
- Primary medical care
- Nursing care
- Social work
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Recreational therapy and social activities
- Spiritual care
- Transportation to and from the PACE center and medical appointments
- Meals and nutrition counseling
- 24-hour on-call physician
- Home health care services
- Personal care (bathing and grooming)
- Homemaker/chore services
- Home-delivered meals
- Caregiver respite
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency room care
- Hospital care
- Nursing home care
- Specialty care including dentistry, audiology, optometry and lab tests
How Much Does PACE Cost?
Genesys PACE of Genesee County receives monthly payments from Medicare and Medicaid to cover services for participants. Most participants enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid do not have any out of pocket expenses for PACE services. PACE participants may be responsible for the costs of medical services from an out-of-network provider or without prior authorization with the exception of emergency services. Participants may also pay for PACE services privately.
To Enroll in PACE or Get More Information
For more information, please call PACE at (810) 236-7500 and speak with an intake coordinator who will answer your questions and discuss services.
Become a PACE Volunteer
To become a PACE volunteer, please complete the PACE volunteer application.