Get to Know Great Lakes PACE

Get to Know Great Lakes PACE

What is PACE?

(PACE) is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. It views senior services with the belief that care can be done successfully in their homes in most cases. The ideas rooted in PACE are traced back to the early 1970’s when a group sought and created a practical approach to suitable care for the elderly within their communities. Methods changed over the years and today we have our current PACE program.

Great Lakes PACE is for those who are 55 or older and live in our service area. This includes Great Lakes Bay Region and parts of Gratiot, Tuscola, Shiawassee and Arenac counties (see zip codes below). You must be able to live safe in the community with PACE services and meet the medical guidelines. A brief assessment by our PACE staff will determine if medical guidelines are met. For most people PACE services are fully covered by Medicaid and/or Medicare. For those not eligible for Medicaid; PACE is still an option when paying privately.

Great Lakes PACE has unique services and they are often misunderstood. PACE provides home care but it is not just a homecare program. PACE is a managed care program and offers all the services provided by both Medicaid and Medicare.  Our PACE doctor completes a full exam and provides ongoing medical treatment with close supervision. Assessments are done by our team of PACE professionals to address any changing needs.  Those enrolled in PACE will be responsible for cost of medical services received from out-of-network providers without prior approval- except for emergencies. managed care program and offers all the services provided by both Medicaid and Medicare.  Our PACE doctor completes a full exam and provides ongoing medical treatment with close supervision. Assessments are done by our team of PACE professionals to address any changing needs.  Those enrolled in PACE will be responsible for cost of medical services received from out-of-network providers without prior approval- except for emergencies.

Great Lakes PACE receives many positive reports from both enrollees and family. We hear accounts of pain reduction, reduced caregiver stress, improved mood and increased socialization. Our Adult Day Health program offers a social network for those with physical decline that has resulted in depression and loneliness. There is transportation to and from our PACE center for Adult Day Health or medical appointments if needed. PACE uses a holistic approach as a choice to nursing home placement.

PACE is often misunderstood and others may try to share with inaccurate details. Walk-in tours are welcome. Jeri Darby RN and Amanda Shoup SW are our intake coordinators. They are available to  answer questions or provide informational sessions to your church or group. A visit to our facility will add clarity to the scope of PACE services. We offer walk in or scheduled tours that may also include evening hours. You can also call 989 272-7610 and schedule a lunch tour. We will answer your questions over lunch following a tour for a group of any size. Call today and schedule a tour for your family, group or organization. Following a tour we often hear; “This sounds too good to be true;” Great Lakes PACE…It’s good and it’s true!

Great Lakes PACE services are offered in these Zip Codes: Saginaw Midland, Bay, Gratiot, Tuscola and portions of Shiawassee and Arenac Counties:

48417, 48601, 48602, 48603, 48604, 48607, 48609, 48611, 48614, 48616, 48623, 48626, 48631, 48634, 48637, 48638, 48640, 48642,
48649, 48650, 48655, 48662, 48706, 48708, 48722, 48724, 48732, 48747, 48757, 48841, 48460, 48831, 48415, 48734, 48615, 48615

PACE is located at 3378 Fashion Square Blvd. Saginaw MI 48603. Learn more about Great Lakes Pace at www.greatlakespace.org.

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