PACE Baton Rouge
PACE Baton Rouge (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a non-profit health and supportive services program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to nursing home care.
The mission of PACE Baton Rouge is to enable the aging population to live with dignity in their communities. With PACE Baton Rouge's assistance, participants can remain in the secure surroundings of their own homes and communities, and family members and caregivers are provided with much-needed professional guidance, physical relief and emotional support.
PACE Baton Rouge provides a variety of services to meet the medical, social and emotional needs of our patients, including:
- Primary and specialty physician services
- Inpatient and outpatient services contracted with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and its affiliates
- Adult day health center services
- Caregiver support that includes education and support groups
- Respite services for those who need short-term, around-the-clock care
- Medical equipment
- Medication management and supply
- Nutritional counseling
- Spiritual counseling
- Recreational therapy
- Rehabilitation services
- Social services
- Regular assessment of patients' needs (daily, weekly and quarterly), which results in fewer crises and hospitalizations, less reliance on prescription medications and better overall health
- Transportation to and from the day center
In order to be eligible for PACE Baton Rouge, patients must:
- Be 55 years of age or older
- Meet the criteria for admission to a nursing facility
- Be able to live in the community, with PACE Baton Rouge support, without jeopardizing their health or safety
- Live in East Baton Rouge (EBR) or West Baton Rouge (WBR) Parish
The cost varies depending on whether you are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid programs.
- If you are Medicaid-eligible or have Medicare and Medicaid, there is no cost.
- If you are eligible for Medicare only, there is a fee involved.
- If you don't have Medicare or Medicaid, you may pay for PACE out of pocket.
- PACE participants may be fully or personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-network services.
The enrollment process includes an in-home interview to answer any questions about the program or cost. If at any time you are permanently placed in a nursing home, you may be responsible for a portion of your care.
Our multi-skilled team, which consists of a doctor, registered nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist and registered dietitian, works together to develop patient goals, plan care and carefully monitor progress.
PACE Baton Rouge is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOL), the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) - State of Louisiana and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
For more information about this unique program, download a PACE Baton Rouge brochure or contact our admissions department at the number below.
7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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