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PACE Baton Rouge

PACE Baton Rouge (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a nonprofit health and supportive services program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to long-term care placement. PACE is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS)—the parent company of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center—the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).

Contact PACE Baton Rouge
7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 490-0604

About PACE Baton Rouge
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 while providing family members and caregivers with much needed professional guidance; physical relief and emotional support.

PACE Baton Rouge takes a team approach to care which revolves around its diverse, multi-disciplinary team. The team works together to develop individual care plans, goals and carefully monitors progress.

Services

  • All primary and specialty physician services
  • Adult Day Health Center services
  • Family caregiver support
  • Medical equipment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Spiritual care
  • Medications
  • Recreational therapy
  • Regular assessment of the participant’s needs
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Personal care services in the home
  • Social services
  • Transportation to and from the center
  • Inpatient and outpatient services contracted with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and its affiliates

Admissions Process
The PACE enrollment process includes a screening by phone to introduce the program and determine eligibility, and a health assessment to determine participant’s needs. The candidate must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by DHH and CMS. The enrollment process includes a phone interview to answer any questions about the program or cost.

Eligibility Requirements

PACE participants 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 participant’s health or safety
  • Live in East Baton Rouge or West Baton Rouge Parish
  • Must accept PACE Baton Rouge as their primary care and Medicare provider.
  • Receive all needed healthcare, including primary care and specialist physician services (other than emergency services), from PACE Baton Rouge or from an entity authorized by PACE Baton Rouge.
  • If at any time you are permanently placed in a nursing home, you may be responsible for a portion of the cost of your care. PACE participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-network charges.

Financial Eligibility

  • There is no out-of-pocket cost if the individual is eligible for Medicaid or has Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Income for an individual cannot exceed $2,094 per month including (rental income, annuities, retirement pensions, etc.).
  • Resource limit for an individual cannot exceed $2,000 (bank accounts, stocks, bonds, CDs, additional properties other than your own home, etc.)

Our Team

Our multi-skilled team—consisting 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.

Providing feedback about your Medicare health plan or prescription drug plan

You are now able to submit feedback about your Medicare health plan or prescription drug plan directly to Medicare using this link. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services values your feedback and will use it to continue to improve the quality of the Medicare program. If you have any other feedback or concerns, or if this is an urgent matter, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY/TTD users can call 1-877-486-2048.

As a participant of PACE Baton Rouge, you have the right to receive competent, considerate, respectful care from staff and contractors without regard to race/ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or source of payment for your healthcare.