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Can your elderly grandparents qualify for the PACE program?

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Elderly individuals over the age of 55 are eligible for the PACE program. They must also be on Medicare or Medicaid and meet other applicable criteria to qualify.

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Individuals must live in an area that provides PACE services and be capable of living at home safely with help from PACE resources. Eligibility also depends on the person's need for a nursing home level of care to receive services. PACE services offer health care in the local community, at one of its established health care centers, or in the home of an elderly patient. The charge for PACE services varies according to specific financial situations. The costs may be completely covered by Medicaid, partially covered by Medicare, or paid for completely out of pocket.

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