TRU PACE is for nursing home eligible seniors who meet the guidelines for enrollment. It’s designed for seniors with limited access to other important services that traditional healthcare does not provide.
Our TRU PACE Philosophy
TRU PACE provides a person-centered approach to care. Our philosophy is based on balancing the medical, emotional, physical and social needs of seniors in our program.
This holistic (or All-inclusive) plan of care will not only identify what we believe the participant needs but also what they may want.
The Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) customizes each participant’s plan of care to reflect his or her personal needs. The IDT is made up of a physician, social worker, physical and occupational therapists, a dietician, home care nurse, clinic nurse, transportation coordinator, personal care attendant, center director, and a recreational therapist. We’ll include the participant and family members in the development and approval of the plan of care.
TRU PACE participants must receive all needed healthcare, including primary care and special physician services (other than emergency services) from TRU PACE contracted providers. TRU PACE participants may be fully and personally liable for costs of any unauthorized out-of-network services.
History of PACE
PACE began in the early 1970s by On Lok Senior Health Services in San Francisco, CA in order to enable the Chinese community to care for its elders without placing them in nursing facilities. With the success of On Lok and subsequent replication projects, Congress authorized PACE as a permanent Medicare provider and Medicaid state option in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
TRU PACE Service Area