McGregor’s PACE Program Enables You to Stay Independent Longer.
It Also Helps You Save Money Along the Way!
Make no mistake about it – the primary goal of the PACE program at McGregor is to help seniors stay in their homes and independent as long as they can. This is accomplished by providing access to medical care, transportation, hot meals, and social activities that would otherwise be impossible to take advantage of for many seniors. Another benefit of the PACE program is economic in nature. The longer you can stay at home, the less time you have to spend large amounts of money on full-time and permanent care options. How is this accomplished? Let’s take a look at some of the ways McGregor PACE makes senior independent living affordable.
The PACE Program Is Often Free for Seniors.
Seniors who have Medicaid can often receive PACE program benefits free of charge. If you don’t qualify for Medicaid but you have Medicare, you can still qualify for some of the PACE benefits, but there could be a premium involved. You will also have to pay for Medicare Part D, but if your healthcare team approves drugs or services, you won’t have a copayment or deductible.
The PACE Program Helps You Avoid Paying for Residential Care.
According to Paying for Senior Care, the average price of a year’s stay in a skilled nursing facility for a senior is over $7,000 a month. Even if you have a mortgage to pay on your home or a rent payment for an apartment or condo, it is most likely far less than that amount.
The PACE Program Can Cut Down on Transportation Costs.
Our program will provide transportation to the McGregor PACE facility, and there you will have access to doctors and routine medical care, eliminating trips to another doctor that you would have to pay for. If you have to make multiple trips in a week or month, that can seriously impact your budget.
The PACE Program Can Eliminate the Need for Adult Day Care.
Depending on the needs and scheduling of the care provider or family, the PACE program can cut out the need for adult day care. According to Genworth Financial Inc., adult day care in Ohio in the Cleveland area can cost around $1,200 a month. That is a big number on a fixed or reduced income.
The PACE Program Can Help You Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Home Health Aides.
Home health aides are a huge expense for seniors, and according to that same Genworth Financial Inc. study discussed above, monthly costs in Cleveland can cost around $4,400 a month. With the care that you can receive from PACE, it’s possible that you wouldn’t need a home health aide or that you could reduce the hours that the aide would be required.
There are many advantages to the McGregor PACE program and these are just a few. To learn more about how PACE can help you or your loved one stay independent longer and save money, contact us today!