Program of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE)

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is operated by Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) and Medicare. The PACE program provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail individuals 55 years of age and older.  The goal of PACE is to help individuals live and stay in their homes and communities through comprehensive care coordination.

Who Qualifies?

  • You must be 55 years of age or older;
  • You must meet nursing facility level of care (this is determined by a Single Entry Point agency);
  • You must live in the service area of the PACE organization; and
  • You must be able to live in a community without risking your health or safety.

Benefits and Services

  • Adult day care
  • Dental services
  • Emergency services
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Home care services
  • Hospital care
  • Laboratory/X-ray services
  • Meals
  • Medical specialty services
  • Nursing home care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drugs
  • Preventative care
  • Primary care (including doctor and nursing services)
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respite
  • Social services
  • Social work counseling
  • Transportation
  • and more...

​PACE also includes any services determined medically necessary by your team of health care professionals to improve and maintain your overall health.

How do I get these services?

Your interdisciplinary team will develop a care plan with you and anyone you designate, to coordinate all the services you need to stay safely in your community. Your interdisciplinary team will arrange for you to receive services within a PACE Center or through providers within the PACE network.  You may have to choose a new primary care provider within the PACE network. Your primary care provider and interdisciplinary team will complete regular assessments of your health needs to help you stay safely in your community.

What Does It Cost?

You may be able to get PACE program benefits and services at no cost, or you may have to pay a monthly payment. Some participants may pay a monthly premium based on income. For some, the premium can be paid for by Health First Colorado and Medicare. There are no co-payments or out-of-pocket expenses for PACE covered services. You may be able to use some of your income for medical expenses not covered by Health First Colorado or other insurance, like hearing aids, eyeglasses and health insurance premiums, this is called a Personal Needs Allowance (PNA).  Contact your eligibility site or PACE organization if you have questions about your premium or personal needs allowance.

How To Apply

You must contact the PACE program in your area to apply. Below are the PACE organizations in Colorado and the areas they serve.  

Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE 888-992-4464
Boulder, Weld (Southwest) TRU Community Care/TRU PACE 303-665-0115
Pueblo InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE 719-553-0400
El Paso Rocky Mountain PACE 719-314-2327
Delta Senior CommUnity Care/VOANS PACE 970-835-8500
Montrose Senior CommUnity Care/VOANS PACE 970-252-0522

Need help or have questions?

If you need help finding a provider, understanding your benefits, or have more questions about this program, please contact your local Single Entry Point agency, PACE Organization or the Health First Colorado Member Contact Center. If you have questions about your health care, please talk with your doctor.

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