The Gold Standard

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

PACE is the gold standard when it comes to caring for older adults. These programs give seniors the opportunity to safely age in their own homes and communities rather than in a nursing home by providing comprehensive and coordinated medical and social services. Since 2019, Gary and Mary West PACE has been helping seniors in San Diego and has become a model program as we help lead a movement to increase the availability of PACE nationwide.
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Why it matters
PACE participants are able to avoid a nursing home
PACE Centers serve 60,000 older adults in 32 states
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Older adults may be eligible to enroll in PACE
PACE participants are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage

Expand the availability of PACE throughout the country to improve care, reduce costs, and lower the rate of emergency room visits among vulnerable older adults.

Current Goals

Continue to serve medically-complex and vulnerable seniors through the Gary and Mary West PACE in North County San Diego.

Create tools that help regions establish PACE programs including PACE 2.0 and the Fast PACE Start-Up and Expansion Guide.

Continually improve the quality of care, increase access, and accelerate the growth of PACE.

About the Initiative

Fast PACE Start-Up and Expansion Guide and PACE 2.0

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Starting a PACE organization or opening a new center is complex, expensive, and time-consuming.

Factors such as staffing, financial planning, legal and regulatory considerations, location selection, building design, participant recruitment, and program development all must be addressed. West Health has developed a comprehensive online resource hub for those looking for help. The website compiles, organizes, and directs users to existing resources and fills in gaps where resources did not previously exist.

The PACE 2.0 Initiative seeks to accelerate the adoption of PACE throughout the country. PACE 2.0 seeks to increase the number of older adults and those with disabilities served by PACE to 200,000 by 2028. To meet this goal, PACE 2.0 identified strategies to increase the spread, scale, and scope of PACE.

Our goal, privilege, and responsibility is to help vulnerable seniors live as independently as possible for as long as possible in their own homes, while also providing much-needed support to family caregivers.

Shelley Lyford
CEO & Chair, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute

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Collaborators & Grantees

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They promote the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
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Collaborating with Geisinger Health System to study treatment at home using Mobile Integrated Health & Community Paramedics.
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Collaborating to study care at home via an “Ambulatory Bundle,” meaning a home-based care program with an integrated “one-stop” referral approach.
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CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality care for people living with a serious illness.
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Supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
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Advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
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Clearly demonstrate our core values and for us, it is all about changing and saving the lives of seniors struggling to meet their basic needs.
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Research partnership to launch a Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative that will improve the quality of care that older adults receive.
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