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The Future of PACE: Continuing the Conversation

This month, InnovAge joined healthcare leaders from across the country at the annual National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) conference in Washington, D.C.
 
During the conference, we had great conversations with many current and former Medicaid directors, as well as others who were interested in learning about the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and its benefits for American seniors.
 
Here’s what we talked about.
 
Effective and affordable care for seniors
It’s no secret that InnovAge is passionate about expanding access to PACE for older adults. We’ve seen first-hand how PACE can be a lifeline for caregivers and participants – helping seniors to stay healthy and supporting family members so that their loved ones can continue living in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.
 
Coordinated healthcare through PACE allows doctors, caregivers, and seniors to work together and create a care plan that works for them. The PACE care team communicates with caregivers to make sure their loved one is following the prescribed plan and has everything they need.
 
This model of care has been shown to improve older adults’ health over time and prevent frequent, expensive emergency room visits. Because of this, PACE is not only better for seniors’ long-term health, but it is also more affordable and cost-effective than nursing home facilities.
 
Partnering with local communities
Today, PACE is available in more than 30 states and continues to be an important option in the development of home and community-based services for long-term care. To grow this vital program, InnovAge will continue to educate policy-makers about the value of PACE for seniors in every community, and partner locally to provide PACE in each state.
 
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit with us and learn more about InnovAge and PACE at the NAMD conference. We appreciated the discussions and look forward to more conversations in the months and years to come.
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