Fallon Health, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization, joins caregivers across the country celebrating a historic milestone in the growth of community-based care for seniors. With the opening of four new Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) this month, there are now more than 100. In Massachusetts, Fallon Health’s PACE program, Summit ElderCare, is the largest PACE organization in New England and the fifth largest in the nation.
PACE programs bring together a coordinated team of doctors, nurses, social workers and therapists to provide seniors with an individualized care plan that addresses each person’s unique medical care and social needs. The result is higher-quality care and far more favorable outcomes compared to traditional care options. More than 90 percent of PACE enrollees reside outside of nursing homes.