PACE - Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
I recently stumbled on this Medicare/Medicaid program designed for elders still living in their homes.
From the National PACE Association website:
"The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, are able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment, and live in a PACE service area. Although all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about seven percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee does need nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care."
The program has limited availability, in 29 states.
Hope this is helpful to some of you.