Governor Roy Cooper has declared September as PACE Month in North Carolina. His timely recognition comes as the state transforms the majority of its Medicaid system from fee-for-service to managed care. One of the original managed care programs in the state, he notes that "PACE is a model for managed care, having demonstrated improved health outcomes and greater satisfaction for its participants."
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) first became available to citizens in 2008, when Elderhaus opened in Wilmington. Currently, eleven programs serve over 2,200 participants and their family members with twelve centers dotted across the state. However, approximately two-thirds of the state is without PACE.
North Carolina is currently soliciting existing PACE providers to expand to some of these unserved areas. The new areas to be served by PACE will be announced in mid-November.
North Carolina first celebrated PACE month in 2016. The next year, the effort was adopted nationally, and September PACE month is now celebrated across the country.
Contact Carolina SeniorCare PACE in Lexington, NC (336.746.3500) for more information. Enrolling now for fall.
Carolina SeniorCare located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Currently enrolling for the fall, Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for nearly 50 years, located in Newton, NC.