FAQS

Some Frequently Asked Questions about PACE.

What does “PACE” stand for?

PACE stands for “Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.” PACE is a comprehensive, coordinated health care program sponsored by Medicare, Medicaid and private funds, which provides medically necessary care and services.

Who can join PACE?

To participate in PACE, you must be:
• At least 55 years old;
• Eligible for nursing facility level of care;
• Able to live safely at home and in the community with support; and
• Living in a Senior CommUnity Care PACE service area.
• Meet certain Financial requirements.

Are prescription drugs and office visits covered?Will I have co-pays?

All prescription and non-prescription drugs, along with all office visits deemed necessary by the interdisciplinary team, are covered 100 percent by Senior CommUnity Care PACE. As long as you are enrolled with Senior CommUnity Care PACE, you will never experience an out-of- pocket cost for health care.

How do I join Senior CommUnity Care PACE?

Senior CommUnity Care PACE has an expert team of enrollment specialists to help you through the enrollment process. In Delta County, contact Caitlin Williams at 970.417.1194 or email at cawilliams@voa.org. In Montrose County, contact Jamie Hughes at 970.640.1726 or email at jahughes@voa.org or you can call at 866.961.1451 for general information.

Does anyone live at a Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center?

No. The goal of PACE is to keep older adults living safely at home. Participants can visit the PACE center on weekdays.

What if I join PACE and don’t like it?

You are free to disenroll from PACE at the end of any month and resume your benefits in traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.

What happens if I have a health problem at night or on a weekend?

Senior CommUnity Care PACE makes sure you have the necessary care you need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will never be without access to assistance, day or night. Our registered nurses, physicians and center administrators are only a phone call away.

Can I keep my regular doctor?

In most cases, participants retain their primary care physician as Senior CommUnity Care PACE contracts with most community physicians in Delta and Montrose counties. Participants can also utilize the PACE physician if you do not currently receive services from a physician.

How much PACE services cost?

Senior CommUnity Care Pace is designed to utilize Medicare and Medicaid funds to provide Coordinated Healthcare, Social Engagement, Medication Management, Transportation, In-Home Assistance and other Specialty care options. All eligible seniors over 55 years of age are welcome to participate and we can assist in determining your qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid and assist in the application process.
• IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID: no cost to the participant.

• IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID: no cost to the participant.

• IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE ONLY: participants pay the Medicaid portion plus Medicare Part D.

• IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE OR MEDICAID: participants pay the self-pay rate.

I still have more questions. Who can I call?

Call 1.866.961.1451 to get answers to all your questions.