Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): A Podcast with Dan Drake and Jay Luxenberg

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Older adults often turn to institutional settings like nursing homes when they need more help than they can get at home. However, since the 1970s, there has been a program that allows older adults to receive nursing home-level care outside of nursing homes. That model of care is known as the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.

On today’s podcast, we discuss PACE with two leaders in the PACE community, Dan Drake and Jay Luxenberg. Dan is the President and CEO of Trinity Health PACE, the second largest provider of PACE in the country, and Jay is the Chief Medical Officer of On Lok, the very first PACE demonstration site in the nation.

We talk with Dan and Jay about all things PACE, including:

  • What is PACE and what is included in it that makes it able to care for nursing home level care in peoples homes?
  • How is PACE paid for, what does it need to cover, and who is eligible?
  • How did PACE start and what’s the evidence that it works?
  • What are the challenges to PACE implementation and what do they think the future has in store for PACE?
  • Why should you work at a PACE program?

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