PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

With two locations, Sentara PACE – in Portsmouth and Norfolk – recognizes that older people often have medical problems that last for long periods of time and require services from several different sources. Of great concern is the fact that, as many people age, they become increasingly isolated from the support, companionship and resources of the community at large. Sentara PACE is that important link; assuring participants receive the care they need, when they need it.

This program is a comprehensive health care and supportive services program for frail seniors who wish to remain in their homes and community. It is an alternative to nursing facility eligible individuals, but who would prefer to remain at home with services coordinated by Sentara PACE.

The program is one that provides total care for participants, including comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services, in-home services and transportation. Sentara PACE is offered in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Surry, Isle of Wight and Franklin City.

The program is modeled after a national replication project called PACE, or Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and is an approved Medicare and Medicaid provider. It is operated by Sentara PACE and is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. All services must be furnished by or authorized by the PACE organization and participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-PACE program agreement services.


You may be eligible to participate in a Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly if you are:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Able to live safely in the community
  • Living in the Sentara PACE areas of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Surry, Isle of Wight, and Franklin City
  • Qualify for nursing facility level of care by Virginia Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI)

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Last updated 4/28/2020

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