AltaMed PACE
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The Perks of AltaMed PACE

For years, “senior care” meant life in a nursing home. Today, however, tens of thousands of older adults across the country maintain their independence thanks to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.

AltaMed is one of the nation’s largest PACE providers. We offer essential care that allows participants to stay healthy and continue living comfortably in their own home. Our 11 PACE centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange County serve more than 4,400 seniors each year.

Beyond all-inclusive health care, PACE uplifts seniors with services that offer joy and peace of mind. Here’s everything you can expect.

Health Services

PACE was originally created to meet the needs of seniors with complex health conditions that require numerous trips to the doctor and other medical professionals. By having multiple services under one roof, participants can enjoy more efficient and higher-quality care. It also takes some of the pressure off caregivers and family members.

At each PACE center, services include:

  • Nursing
  • Personal care
  • Physical/occupational therapy
  • Prescription/pharmacy services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Social services
  • Meals and nutrition counseling
  • Audiology (hearing)
  • Social work
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry (feet)
  • Medical care
  • Speech therapy
  • Home health care
  • Respite care

A Team Approach

PACE is much more than adult day care. Staff members are committed to helping participants thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. Each participant has a team of staff and specialists offering personalized attention on a regular basis.

Upon registration, each participant gets a detailed course of action that’s designed to keep them healthy and strong, while addressing any current or potential health risks.

In addition to doctors and nurses that assess physical and mental well-being, social workers can help find community resources to make life easier for participants and their families.


AltaMed PACE facilities provide exceptional care and a comfortable environment for participants. They are modern, clean, and operate using the latest medical equipment. They are also located in the heart of the communities they serve.


PACE transportation eliminates the need to find a ride from family, friends, or third-party services. It helps participants feel more independent while providing an opportunity for daily socializing outside of the home. 

As part of their schedule, participants are picked up from their residence and then dropped back off at the end of the day. Those who require additional support may also receive transportation and a helpful escort to get them to specialist appointments.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Activities like walking, playing with grandchildren, and even getting out of bed should feel comfortable. For those experiencing pain, PACE has two different services to keep you moving forward:

  • Physical therapy (PT) PT is the practice of restoring proper movement throughout the body. The goal is to make it easy and pain-free to move through daily life by working on strength and flexibility.
  • Occupational therapy (OT)  OT is about helping to develop or improve the skills and confidence needed for daily living.

In-House Pharmacies

Complex health conditions may require taking multiple medications, which can be hard to track. Having medications available at PACE centers simplifies everything. Our pharmacists can keep participants current on their prescriptions and watch for potential drug interactions. Plus, staff will provide refill reminders.


Joy is an important part of living an active, healthy life. At PACE centers, participants can try a wide variety of activities. All are designed to encourage socialization, keep the brain sharp, and be fun for any skill level.

Participants can pick up a new hobby like knitting, board games, cards, bingo, or video games on a Wii. PACE participants can also attend occasional off-site field trips.

PACE activities give people the chance to try new things and flex mental muscles. Attendance is always optional, but highly encouraged.

Meals and Nutrition Counseling

PACE participants receive meals that account for their health and dietary needs, and are also fresh, delicious, and culturally familiar. They also have access to personalized nutrition counseling so they can make the right choices about meals at home.

Social Services

Good health is much more than just how the body feels — it includes having access to comprehensive services that address a variety of personal needs.

PACE social workers can help participants find and apply for federal, state, and community programs such as financial assistance, food benefits, in-home services, disability, advocacy, and more. 

Home Health Care

Qualified participants receive house visits from PACE caregivers who can lend a hand with tasks ranging from cooking and cleaning to personal hygiene and dressing. The care team will determine the level of help needed.

PACE professionals assisting with these essential tasks leaves more time for participants and their families to have fun.

PACE and Your Family

If you have a family member who could benefit from enhanced care services, AltaMed can help. Under one roof, you’ll find doctors, specialists, meals, transportation, activities, and more to keep your loved one healthy and independent. Get started by clicking here or call: (855) 252-PACE or (855) 252-7223.

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