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AltaMed PACE Celebrates National PACE Month

Tens of thousands of seniors across the country avoid life in a nursing home thanks to PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE, established by Medicare, is for seniors with complex medical needs. They receive essential care and services that allow them to live comfortably in their own homes.

September is National PACE Month, and this year’s theme is “PACE is the Place for Me.” It’s a time to highlight the programs and people who serve the 51,000 seniors participating in PACE. Over the last two years, the coronavirus pandemic has shown us how much work is required to provide safe and effective health care, especially for the elderly.

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AltaMed PACE

AltaMed has the largest number of PACE locations in California, with 11 locations serving more than 3,000 seniors in 55 cities throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The program launched in 1996 and continues to grow.

Each participant in AltaMed PACE has a dedicated team of staff and specialists providing personalized attention on a regular basis. Those who enroll receive a unique care plan designed to keep them healthy and strong while addressing any current or potential health risks. In addition to doctors and nurses who address physical and mental well-being, PACE staff includes social workers who identify community resources that can make lives easier for participants and their families.

AltaMed’s PACE vans have become fixtures in the community, picking up seniors at their homes bringing them to our PACE locations and then dropping them back home at the end of the day. Participants can also receive transportation support to get to specialist appointments.

Because every participant has unique health needs, AltaMed PACE locations offer a large variety of care services under one roof. These include:

  • Nursing
  • Personal care
  • Physical/occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy services
  • Recreation therapy
  • Social services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Meals
  • Hearing checks
  • Social work
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Medical care
  • Speech therapy
  • Home health care
  • Respite care

To learn more about AltaMed PACE, click here or call: (855) 252-PACE or (855) 252-7223.

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AltaMed PACE Celebrates National PACE Month