PACE care coordination

Also known as: Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly care coordination

PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, a federally recognized program that offers a seamless provision of total care. PACE programs coordinate all of the care services that seniors need to remain as active and independent as possible. The concept is that it's best for the well-being of seniors with chronic-care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.

PACE care model

As we age, our needs change. PACE was created to give you, your family and your health care professionals the flexibility to meet your health care needs so that you can continue living in your community. 

At the core of the PACE care model is the interdisciplinary team. This team is made up of doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, social workers, caregiver aides, chaplains and others. Our primary care providers and other caregivers are trained in working with seniors and are focused on treating the whole person. They will work together to develop a care plan that is tailored to you.

Providence ElderPlace offers the only PACE program in Oregon.  The PACE care model covers all necessary medical care and supplies, whether it is aspirin, bandages or surgery.  There are no co-pays or deductibles.  And, because ElderPlace clinicians treat only ElderPlace participants, all of our members have a primary care provider and a primary care team.

Supportive care from other professionals such as our social workers and chaplains, play an important role in the ElderPlace care model.  These professionals help participants address aging and loss issues and are an integral component to treating the whole person.  Support extends beyond our participants to their families as well.