McGregor PACE on the move in Summit County

Summit County Expansion – McGregor PACE Center

McGregor PACE, a Cuyahoga County-based nonprofit senior care organization, plans to provide day services up to 400 adults 55 and older on the first floor of the western building at the Ohio Living Rockynol campus in Akron.


McGregor PACE will provide Summit County residents 55 and older morning transportation to and evening transportation from the new facility, called the McGregor PACE Center, said Ann Conn, president of the nonprofit and president and CEO of the Cleveland-based McGregor Foundation.

While Cuyahoga County has been the sole beneficiary our McGregor PACE services- the only PACE provider in the state of Ohio, we are thrilled to announce our expansion to Summit County as part of teh 2023 Ohio expansion process. McGregor has been selected to collaborate with Ohio Living Rockynol in renovating the first floor of their silled nursing facility to provide PACE services. Construction is slated to commence in April 2024, with an anticipated completion date of December 2024.

McGregor PACE delivers coordinated, comprehensive medical and social services to older adults living in the community. Most older adults who are enrolled in PACE (Program for all-inclusive Care for the Elderly)  are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and certified by the state as requiring a nursing home level of care. Unlike traditional managed care health plans, PACE is a provider-based managed care that uniquely offers and assumes full financial risk for all primary, acute, and long-term care services to older adults. Services include, but are not limited to, primary and specialty care, adult day health services, personal care services, inpatient hospital care, prescription drugs, occupational/physical therapies, and nursing home care, offered through a PACE-employed interdisciplinary team responsible for coordination of 24- hour care delivery.

To be eligible for PACE, an individual must meet a nursing home level of care as determined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, be 55 years or older and live in an approved county. Cuyahoga County is the only county where services are available until the expansion process was approved in 2022.

 McGregor PACE Center – As part of a 2023 Ohio expansion process, McGregor was selected to expand PACE services into Summit County. McGregor is working in partnership with Ohio Living Rockynol to renovate the first floor of the skilled nursing facility on the Ohio Living Rockynol campus to provide PACE services.  We plan to begin construction in April 2024 and hope to complete this development in by December 2024. McGregor was also awarded $5.9 million in ARPA funds from Ohio which must be spent no later than December 2024 on the capital project.

Lastly, this center will employ approximately 30 to 50 individuals depending on the numberof seniors who are part of the program.

 To learn more about the PACE expansion into Summit County click here