Fast Facts


  • PACE uses Medicare and Medicaid funds to cover all medically-necessary care and services. You can have either Medicare or Medicaid or both to join PACE.
  • As a PACE client, you will have a team of health care professionals to help you and your family make health care decisions. They will get to know your unique situation, develop a care plan and continually update that plan based on your goals in the program.
  • In PACE , you don’t need to join a separate Medicare drug plan. PACE organizations offer Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
  • Family members and other caregivers receive support from PACE organizations including caregiver training, support groups and respite care.
  • PACE organizations provide care and services in the home, the community and PACE centers. They have contracts with many specialists and other providers to make sure you get the care you need.
  • PACE centers meet state and federal safety requirements and include adult day programs, medical clinics, activities, and occupational and physical therapy facilities.
  • PACE organizations provide all medically-necessary transportation to the PACE center for activities or medical appointments, as well as to appointments in the community.
  • Each PACE organization strives to help you live in the community for as long as possible, and therefore, focuses on preventative care.
  • Although all people enrolled in PACE are eligible for nursing home care, only seven percent live in nursing homes.
  • The first  program received Medicare and Medicaid waivers to operate the program in 1990.
  • The National PACE Association is formed in 1994 with 11 PACE organizations operational in nine states.
  • As of 2010, there are 75 PACE programs operational in 29 states.

McGregor PACE

  • Tootie McGregor established The A.M. McGregor Home in 1904 to honor her late husband Ambrose.
  • In 1987, The A.M. McGregor Home merged with another distinguished long-term facility, the Amasa Stone House.
  • In 1999, the McGregor board of directors adopted a new strategic direction for the organization to specifically focus on “supporting seniors in need and those who serve them.”
  • The McGregor Foundation was established in 2002 as a private grantmaking foundation
  • In February of 2004, the residents and staff of the A.M. McGregor Home and the Amasa Stone House merged in a new nursing facility on the A.M. McGregor campus, The Gardens of McGregor & Amasa Stone.