PACE Program Expansion in OhioFriday, July 2, 2021
Amendment in House Bill 110 Would Expand Ohioans’ Access to PACE
Potential Impact for Seniors in Regions Across Ohio
We are gratified by the amendment in House Bill 110 that would expand Ohioans’ access to PACE in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, and Lorain within the next two years. It is a testament to the success of McGregor PACE and a belief that now is the time to replicate this model of care across the state. Ann Conn, the President and CEO of the McGregor Foundation, made the following statement:
“I have been working in aging services for more than 20 years and the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is the best option I have seen that supports older adults in need. PACE is a sustainable model while providing high levels of satisfaction for those who require nursing home level of care and want to remain in their homes.
Expanding access to PACE in Ohio has high potential to better serve dual-eligible Medicaid/Medicare seniors, improve outcomes for those who participate, and save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year. Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman, Ohio Senate Finance Chairman Matt Dolan, and the members of the Ohio Senate Finance Committee deserve a tremendous thank you from Ohio’s older adults, caregivers, and the quality providers who are ready to offer PACE around the state.”
McGregor PACE is working with a strong coalition of high-quality Ohio senior care providers, along with LeadingAge Ohio and the National PACE Association, to advocate for the expansion of PACE across the state. This coalition includes Ohio’s Hospice, Ohio Living, National Church Residences, Otterbein SeniorLife, and United Church Homes.
We provide comprehensive medical and social services to seniors who desire to age in place in the community but are at risk of nursing home placement due to their needs. We provide all needed health care, medical care, and ancillary services across all settings. If you would like to learn more about PACE for you or a loved one, please contact our team.