As of March 1, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is now open for enrollment. The new TRU PACE adult day health center is located at 2593 Park Lane in Lafayette. For eligibility, you must be 55 or older, live in the zip code that they service, need a nursing home-level of care, and be able to live safely in the community with assistance from the PACE program. You can currently have Medicaid or Medicare to qualify. If you have Medicaid, you will not pay a monthly premium for long term care under PACE. If you don’t qualify for Medicaid and you have Medicare, you will be charged a monthly premium as well as a premium for Medicare Part D. You also have the option for private pay.
The PACE program focuses on customized, coordinated care for each participant. The program has contracts with many local healthcare providers and long term care facilities. If you participate in the program you must utilize their providers, specialists and the PACE adult day health center.
To determine if you are eligible, contact a PACE Enrollment Specialist at 303-665-0115.