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

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a managed care model of acute and long-term care that integrates the provision and financing of medical and long-term care services. The PACE model is centered on the belief it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. The goal is to maximize the participant’s autonomy and ability to reside in their community while receiving quality care at lower cost relative to the Medicare, Medicaid and private-pay traditional payment systems. 

There are currently three operating PACE centers in Oklahoma.  Cherokee Elder Care located in Tahlequah Oklahoma, LIFE PACE located in Tulsa Oklahoma and Valir PACE located in Oklahoma City.

Services

 

The PACE benefit package for all participants, regardless of the source of payment, includes all Medicaid-covered services, as specified in the State's approved Medicaid plan:

  • Adult day care
  • Primary care
  • Nursing
  • Physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapies
  • Meals and nutritional counseling
  • Social work
  • Personal care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Respite care
  • Nursing home care when necessary
  • Acute Hospital care
  • Medical Specialty services
  • Laboratory/X-ray services
  • Transportation
  • Hospice 

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 55 years or older;
  • live in a PACE service area;
  • be able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment with PACE services;
  • be certified by the state as needing Nursing Home level of care

The financial eligibility criteria and determination process is consistent with the state’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program, wherein income is equal to or less than 300% of SSI Medicaid coverage.

How to Apply

Apply online at MySoonerCare.org

Contact Information

For information, please contact:  

Nicole Collins
Phone: 405-522-7154
Fax: 405-530-7171
Email: Nicole.Collins@okhca.org

What You'll Need to Apply     

  • You and your spouse's taxable income.
  • Social Security numbers and birthdates of people in your home.
  • Current or recent health insurance information.
  • Identity and citizenship information, or alien registration information.
  • Income information including employer name, address and phone number, of all household members who are employed.
  • Amount of money received from other types of income.
  • Expected date of delivery and number of babies of any pregnant household member.
  • Current health insurance information for all household members with health insurance including company name, policy or group number, type of coverage, effective date, policy holder’s name and ID.