PACE is an integrated program of care for Virginia residents age 55 or more who meet the following criteria:
- Have been certified as meeting functional needs for a nursing facility level of care.
- Will be able to safely reside inside a PACE service community.
- Live inside a PACE service area.
PACE services can be instrumental in assisting with your long term care plan. The program services can include prescription medication, dentistry, adult day care, occupational and physical therapy, hospital care, primary care and respite care. Any other services that are determined medically necessary by your team to support your overall health can be included in the PACE program.
PACE connects you directly with a team of health care professionals to provide individualized and coordinated care. The purpose of a team is to get to know you as an individual and ensure that your care is aligned with your preferences and personal goals. At certain times an individual might need a higher level of care either on a long term or temporary basis.
In these cases, PACE can cover the cost of nursing facility care but only 7% of current individuals enrolled in PACE live inside a nursing facility. For more questions about how to leverage PACE personally, schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer in Virginia.