Pace Association of Ohio to Advocate for Support

June 27, 2024 (COLUMBUS) – Today, the PACE Association of Ohio (PAO) formally launched as an independent trade association with a membership that includes Ohio’s only current Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization in Cuyahoga County and the PACE organizations selected to serve Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, Lorain, Lucas, Summit, Trumbull, Ashtabula, and Mahoning counties as part of the historic expansion of the program enacted through the passage of Ohio House Bill 45 in 2022.

“Creating a State PACE Association is essential for the successful growth of the PACE program across Ohio,” said Ann Conn, President & CEO of the McGregor Foundation and the incoming Board Chair of PAO. “Ohioans deserve a variety of senior care options, and PAO is eager to work with our partners statewide to ensure a smooth and successful launch.”

The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain older adult participants living in the community, serving as both the care provider and insurer. The program provides all needed health care, medical care, and ancillary services across all settings. Services include 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 an interdisciplinary team responsible for coordination of 24-hour care delivery. The majority of those served by PACE are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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