Program of All-inclusive Care of the Elderly
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Program of All-inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE)
a U.S. federally supported program of comprehensive care with a primary objective of keeping clients in the community as long as medically, socially, and financially possible. It uses a team approach in which professionals assess client needs, develop a care plan, integrate primary care and other services, and arrange for implementation of services. PACE is sponsored by one or more facilities and community groups and receives funds from Medicare, Medicaid, and private donations. A forerunner of PACE is the San Francisco On Lok program, which provides comprehensive adult day care, custodial or personal care, drug treatment, dentistry, and housekeeping for older persons who have a level of impairment that usually requires admission to a nursing facility.